Virtual meetings have become a way of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. People have staged virtual holiday celebrations, virtual classroom sessions and virtual weddings.
Now, these virtual meetings have turned one Arizona great-grandmother into a social media sensation.
Brody Contreras is a six-year-old boy who lives in Ajo, Arizona. Like many kids, Brody has a lot of energy, so a virtual gym class seemed like a great way to keep him mentally and physically active.
STEALING THE SPOTLIGHT
Brody’s mom Angela enrolled him in a virtual school that included a PE (physical education) class. She figured it would help him stay fit and have fun.
Little did she know that someone else would soon steal Brody’s spotlight.
Brody was excited about his new class, and he wanted to share the fun with his great-grandmother Julia Fulkerson. Julia is 102 years old, but she is not letting anything slow her down.
Once Fulkerson received the COVID-19 vaccine, the family could spend time in person with her. The family posted a series of Instagram pictures showing Brody and Julia sharing special times.
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SHAKING A TAILFEATHER
What happened next shocked everyone. When Brody showed Julia his virtual exercise class, the centenarian was inspired to join in and start moving.
Within minutes, she was shaking and grooving to the beat. Fortunately, Angela was there to film the whole thing. The incredibly inspiring video swept social media and turned Julia into an overnight star.
SOMETHING POSITIVE TO SHARE
It’s evident she’s still in incredible shape as she keeps up with a group of first graders.
It’s easy to see why the video went viral. Everyone could use something positive and inspiring to share these days. As Angela posted on Instagram, “This was quite honestly one of the most special moments ever.”
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