Airports are full of stressed-out people rushing to make flights or pacing around and wondering if they’ll ever get to leave. Delays, cancellations, weather and unforeseen circumstances all take their toll and turn flying into a less-than-relaxing part of people’s travel lives.
Several cheerleading teams were stuck at the airport on Monday, April 8, trying to catch a Spirit Airlines flight to Atlantic City. They were informed that their travel had been pushed back nearly another hour.
Disappointing information, to say the least, but they decided to make the best of it.
“It was no big deal because the girls were all hanging out entertaining each other,” Kristie Brown, a mom traveling with the teams, told Yahoo Lifestyle.
“One of the coaches picked up a speaker, turned some music on, and the girls just started dancing,” Brown told WHNT-TV. “Next thing we know, we look over and one of the employees just jumps in and starts dancing with the girls.”
That employee, Robert Dillon, also worked at Myrtle Beach resort and recognized “Wobble Baby” and the “Cupid Shuffle,” and couldn’t resist joining in.
— Kristie Brown (@KristieB213) April 2, 2019
“They just started playing music really loudly, and people were dancing along,” Dillon said. “It was getting to the point where I couldn’t make the delay announcement.”
“When I jumped in on it, I don’t think anyone was expecting it — that’s when they began to cheer and really get into it,” he added. “People started pulling their phones out and recording.”
The fun didn’t last — after all, Dillon was technically on the job.
“They were laughing that I was still working and dancing,” he said. “Then I was like, ‘I gotta go, I still have to work!’”
— Kristie Brown (@KristieB213) April 11, 2019
But mom Kristie Brown was about to share his antics with the world and tweeted the video of his moves.
“A @SpiritAirlines employee helping our cheerleaders pass sometime during our delay!” Kristie Brown tweeted.
“There’s always so much negativity with airlines and airports,” she later said, “so it really just made everyone kind of smile and laugh and the girls continued dancing and had a good time.”
Our flights are mostly on time, but when they aren’t…we make the best of it! Huge shout out to Robert Dillon at @flyMYR who kept our Guests entertained while they patiently waited to board their flight! #WhenLifeGivesYouLemons @AC_Airport https://t.co/AWKSFW1JSp
— Spirit Airlines (@SpiritAirlines) April 4, 2019
“Delays can be a downer when you’re trying to see family or go on vacation,” Dillon said. “But we’re all trying to achieve the common goal of getting you guys out and we want to see everyone leave with a smile on their face.”
“It’s great when everyone is in a good mood and having fun,” he said. “I really appreciated how everyone was having a good time that night because it makes the experience for everyone else so much better.”
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