Ellie Cole is just a normal, everyday person.
However, like all of us, she has a few quirks that make her perfectly unique.
And one of those quirks is that she likes to dance at bus stops.
Yep, you heard me right.
In fact, you don’t even have to take my word for it.
Here’s what Ellie told The Daily Telegraph in an interview she did back in 2013:
“I’m just a normal everyday person who happens to like dancing at bus stops. Still to this day I find it hard to believe what happened with the video.”
Back in April of 2013, Ellie was caught dancing at a bus stop by a woman filming her from across the street.
The video would end up changing Ellie’s life.
It racked up nearly 4 million views on YouTube when Jane Rowland–the woman who filmed and uploaded it–added Abba’s Dancing Queen as the background music.
Due to some copyright issues, Jane had to remove the video and then reupload it–where it racked up another 200k views.
With all of the attention that the video was getting, some news networks reached out.
The TODAY show found both of the women and had them on together.
Ellie told reporters that she studied performing arts in college for a while and has her headphones in every single day.
She just can’t keep herself from dancing on the way home from work.
Jane told reporters that Ellie “is an inspiration to us all and has cheered everyone up.”
Of course, everyone wanted to know what Ellie was listening to while she was dancing.
She let everyone know that it was Alesha Dixon’s Knock Down.
Now, I’ve never heard this song, but based on Ellie’s shimmies and disco punches, I think I’d like to listen to it.
On the TODAY show interview, Ellie said that her initial reaction to seeing the video online was, “Oh, dear.”
Jane was asked whether or not she was worried about violating Ellie’s privacy by putting the video of her dancing online.
She didn’t seem to think so and had this to say:
“I’ve been watching her for months and everybody had seen her going along the streets. I videoed her because my friends asked, they wanted to see it, so I popped it on my Facebook page and the rest is history basically.”
The public seems to love this video with comments like:
“Loved this cheered me up no end.”
Another commenter said:
“She is in the groove and she makes me wanna hustle.”
However, the viewers weren’t the only ones who loved Ellie in this video.
It also attracted the attention of writer/director Lynne Paris, who invited Ellie to be a part of the upcoming performance of “AH Men” at The Point Theatre in Eastleigh.
No matter which way you slice it, this video is nothing but awesome.
It has brought joy to millions and inspired everyone who’s seen it to dance like no one is watching… even if they are.
Check out the video below to see Ellie’s entire dance and be sure to share it with a friend!
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