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TikTok Dancer Pink Funky is Here to Ease Your Reopening Anxiety

He’s just a guy, standing in front of a cell phone, asking us to love him. And, truth be told, it’s fairly impossible not to.

Since June of last year, a mysterious nerdy white guy in sweat pants has been dancing—in very short bursts—for the internet’s entertainment. He calls himself Pink Funky, his energy is always infectious, and he grooves inside a space that resembles a Ramada Inn conference room.

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In his earliest videos, Pink Funky bounced around various rooms in his house, starting with his (very cluttered) garage. He occasionally attempted a few skits. But it’s when he finally settled on a single boring backdrop and just let his inner diva glow, that this dancing machine found his magic formula, sports socks and all.

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Sometimes, objects in the background change—a dog bed disappears, a giant teddy bear arrives. Sometimes, there are lined up album covers against the wall. Usually, ineffectual disco lights spin on the floor. It matters not, for Pink Funky’s invigorating moves are never anything less than inspiring.

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Pink Funky has racked up 1.3 million likes and almost 87,000 followers on TikTok, because of his ability to be somehow unrelentingly fabulous and totally relatable at the same time. I mean, who hasn’t spent a night during shelter in place shimmying around the living room to Shakira?

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Some of Pink Funky’s musical choices err on the more explicit side, so he’s not always appropriate for younger viewers. But for grownups feeling anxious about returning to the world after 14 months of sheltering in place, he’s just perfect. Learning to socialize again might be a nerve-racking prospect for many, but when in doubt, Pink Funky has the energy to motivate you into dancing right on out of the house.

And if you’re returning to dating? Save this link:

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