We often hear and read the famous phrase “Age is just a number” on several platforms. Currently, a video on the internet is proving the fact to be so true, and all the social media users who have watched the video or only left with big smiles on their faces. The video is surely wholesome content on the internet where you can see septuagenarian ice skating with his teacher. The video has proved to be super heartwarming and has also delighted many online.
Also proven to be one of the best inspiring videos that you will find online today, it has inspired many others to pursue hobbies they didn’t get to do in their lives. Own Trail CEO Rebekah Bastian was seen sharing a beautiful video of her father. Her father is currently battling stage 4 cancer but in the video, he is seen dancing in the ring to soulful music making you smile.
“He decided to learn how to ice skate a few years ago, and just did this performance with his teacher,” the daughter wrote while sharing the clip on her official social media handle. “For anyone that thinks it’s too late to try something new…” Bastian added while sharing the video. She shared the video, hoping the video would inspire others. Rebekah when speaking to Fox 13, stated that her father was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2020.
He had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) for the past two and a half years. His amazing performance was luckily caught on the camera by his wife and being a proud and happy daughter, she posted it on Twitter because she felt everyone “could use a little bit of optimism.” Further in the clip which has gone viral now, having more than 2.5 million views, the elderly man had a tongue-in-cheek reply. “Oh, how nice. I always wanted to be a famous athlete!” he stated. Rebekah, while speaking to local media, stated that her father had been ice skating as a hobby for nearly a decade now.
However, he started taking lessons around three years ago. “He gets an idea into this head about something new to learn or try and he just does it. Like, why not learn? He’s a very ‘learn by doing’ sort of person and doesn’t perceive a lot of barriers for himself, which, I really admire,” she further added. The heartwarming video left many social media users who watch the street online very emotional. Also, social media users who watched the video and came to know about the story couldn’t stop gushing about his moves on the ring.
My father is 77 years old and has stage 4 prostate cancer. He decided to learn how to ice skate a few years ago, and just did this performance with his teacher.— Rebekah Bastian (@rebekah_bastian) December 9, 2021
For anyone that thinks it’s too late to try something new… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0SZ3FmbNGE