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The Clean Cut: 'Dancing grandpa' throws down canes, wins over viewers with enthusiastic moves

By Emily Eyring, Deseret News

Published: Wed, July 23 1:40 p.m. MDT

Forever young

They say age is only a number, and a viral video of an elderly man dancing is making a strong case for this argument.

On July 18, Edgard Eleuterio Daza uploaded a video to Facebook of a man who appears to require two canes to stroll down a sidewalk but has no need for them when it comes to the dance floor. The video shows the man holding a cane in each hand as he moves to "Rock Around the Clock," but he quickly discards them and acquires multiple partners as he struts his stuff.

The video has been featured on news sites across the country, including CNN and The Huffington Post, but the man's identity has yet to be discovered. The only text accompanying the video reads, "eternamente joven," which translates to "forever young." For now, the man is simply known as the "dancing grandpa."

Many versions of the video have been posted to YouTube, and the original version has nearly 60,000 likes and more than 900,000 shares.

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