In the wake of the shocking death of diva extraordinaire Whitney Houston last week at the age of forty-eight, there were plenty of tributes great and small. The Grammys went all out at the last minute and nearly devoted the entire show to her. Blogs around the world not usually known for celebrity gossip or pop-music news simply linked to Houston's music videos or iconic Super Bowl performance. Facebook and Tumblr were blanketed with heartfelt and poetic essays dripping with nostalgia and free of any ironic detachment.
But this tribute, featuring a ninety-year-old grandma dancing up a storm to Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody," is the winner:
The video was captured by Adam Forgie, who has been recording videos of his amazing grandma and uploading them on his YouTube channel. According to the channel's bio, Forgie's grandmother is legally-blind and near-deaf. "She may be blind, but she can still dance! She likes the attention." (She also has a Twitter page.)
So please, Internet God. If you're out there, can you find the time to use your digital powers and series-of-tubes to make this dancing grandma an internet sensation? Thanks in advance.