There are a few things that make my heart feel all mushy — babies laughing, animals getting adopted, soldiers coming home...
Okay, maybe those are a lot of things. But hey, despite the constant bad news going on, the internet can be a reminder that the world is a great place, right? Let's just go ahead and add daddy-daughter dances to the list of great and feel good things you can watch online. It takes me back to the time when I was a kid and hung around my old man. It makes me feel very nostalgic indeed.
Well, you know what they say, you're never too old — or too young — to enjoy time with your parents. Whether its something as simple as watching a football game or as fun as taking out a camcorder to film both of you dancing, it's always awesome to hang around mom and dad. The adorable dad and daughter are sure to inspire you to schedule some fun activity with your parents. In the short clip, they perform the iconic "Carlton Dance" from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Though it wrapped up in 1996, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air continues to influence pop culture in so many ways. One of them is the unforgettable "Carlton Dance" popularized by actor Alfonso Ribeiro. Alfonso, who played Carlton Banks in the hit sitcom, got his moves from Courtney Cox in the video for "Dancing in the Dark". The actor admits that its the corniest dance he's ever seen.
Well, judging from his moves, its also what makes it so hilarious! Add a bit of Tom Jones's "It's Not Unusual" and you've got a dance routine that grips one generation after another.
This dad and his daughter definitely mastered the "Carlton Dance". The Fresh Prince of Bel Air may have aired years before the young girl was born but that doesn't stop her from busting a move. Dad isn't too shabby either, he looks like he's having a blast the whole time. To top it off, dad decided to add a bit of country to it by wearing a cowboy hat.
The duo also manages to switch things up a bit by adding some lifts. Towards the end of the clip, dad picks up his daughter for a good 'ol twist. It's a great way to end an already entertaining video. Looks like these two have what it takes to compete professionally. There must be some "Carlton Dance" championship somewhere!
Talk about a perfect match! This daddy-daughter dance is sure to brighten up your day.