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NBC News 15 Feb 2020

Dancing Dad Wins Hearts Online As He Waits For Son To Come Home From NICU

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Firefighter Chris Askew has become a viral sensation for his dance moves. The dad started dancing to stay positive while his son, who was born 10 weeks early, is in the neonatal intensive care unit. The family has received countless compassionate comments during a difficult time.


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>>> THERE’S GOOD NEWS
>>> THERE’S GOOD NEWS ABOUT FINDING HOPE IN
>>> THERE’S GOOD NEWS ABOUT FINDING HOPE IN TOUGH TIMES.
ABOUT FINDING HOPE IN TOUGH TIMES. A FLORIDA DAD HAS
TOUGH TIMES. A FLORIDA DAD HAS BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA
A FLORIDA DAD HAS BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION FOR THE
BECOME A SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION FOR THE SPECIAL WAY HE’S
SENSATION FOR THE SPECIAL WAY HE’S HONORING HIS NEWBORN
SPECIAL WAY HE’S HONORING HIS NEWBORN PREMATURE SON.
HONORING HIS NEWBORN PREMATURE SON. THE VIDEO IS NOW
PREMATURE SON. THE VIDEO IS NOW PROVIDING INSPIRATION
THE VIDEO IS NOW PROVIDING INSPIRATION TO MILLIONS.
PROVIDING INSPIRATION TO MILLIONS. ♪
TO MILLIONS. ♪ >> THE FIREFIGHTER IS
♪ >> THE FIREFIGHTER IS GOING VIRAL FOR HIS
>> THE FIREFIGHTER IS GOING VIRAL FOR HIS DANCE MOVES, RACKING
GOING VIRAL FOR HIS DANCE MOVES, RACKING UP MORE THAN 4 MILLION
DANCE MOVES, RACKING UP MORE THAN 4 MILLION VIEWS.
UP MORE THAN 4 MILLION VIEWS. FOR OVER A MONTH NOW,
VIEWS. FOR OVER A MONTH NOW, HE’S BEEN POSTING
FOR OVER A MONTH NOW, HE’S BEEN POSTING DAILY VIDEOS ON THE
HE’S BEEN POSTING DAILY VIDEOS ON THE POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA
DAILY VIDEOS ON THE POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA APP, TIKTOK.
POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA APP, TIKTOK. FROM BUSTING A MOVE
APP, TIKTOK. FROM BUSTING A MOVE WITH HIS FELLOW
FROM BUSTING A MOVE WITH HIS FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS, TO
WITH HIS FELLOW FIREFIGHTERS, TO DANCING WITH THE UCF
FIREFIGHTERS, TO DANCING WITH THE UCF KNIGHTS MASCOT.
DANCING WITH THE UCF KNIGHTS MASCOT. >> I DID IT, A SILLY
KNIGHTS MASCOT. >> I DID IT, A SILLY THING JUST TO DO IT.
>> I DID IT, A SILLY THING JUST TO DO IT. I WOKE UP THE NEXT
THING JUST TO DO IT. I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING, I HAD 500,000
I WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING, I HAD 500,000 VIEWS ON IT.
MORNING, I HAD 500,000 VIEWS ON IT. >> CHRIS ISN’T DANCING
VIEWS ON IT. >> CHRIS ISN’T DANCING FOR FUN.
>> CHRIS ISN’T DANCING FOR FUN. HE’S DANCING WITH
FOR FUN. HE’S DANCING WITH PURPOSE, FOR THIS GUY.
HE’S DANCING WITH PURPOSE, FOR THIS GUY. HIS PREMATURE SON
PURPOSE, FOR THIS GUY. HIS PREMATURE SON DILLAN, WHO’S FIGHTING
HIS PREMATURE SON DILLAN, WHO’S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN THE
DILLAN, WHO’S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE IN THE NICU.
FOR HIS LIFE IN THE NICU. >> UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN
NICU. >> UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH IT, YOU CAN’T
>> UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH IT, YOU CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS HOW
THROUGH IT, YOU CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS HOW HARD IT IS.
PUT INTO WORDS HOW HARD IT IS. >> BABIES DECIDED TO
HARD IT IS. >> BABIES DECIDED TO DELIVER BABY DYLAN AT
>> BABIES DECIDED TO DELIVER BABY DYLAN AT JUST 4 POUNDS.
DELIVER BABY DYLAN AT JUST 4 POUNDS. >> I WAS SCARED.
JUST 4 POUNDS. >> I WAS SCARED. I COULD TELL EVERYONE
>> I WAS SCARED. I COULD TELL EVERYONE ELSE WAS SCARED TOO.
I COULD TELL EVERYONE ELSE WAS SCARED TOO. >> YOU DON’T KNOW
ELSE WAS SCARED TOO. >> YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.
>> YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. YOU COULD BE HOLDING
WHAT’S GOING ON. YOU COULD BE HOLDING HIM ONE SECOND AND
YOU COULD BE HOLDING HIM ONE SECOND AND THEY COULD TAKE HIM
HIM ONE SECOND AND THEY COULD TAKE HIM AWAY AND THAT’S THE
THEY COULD TAKE HIM AWAY AND THAT’S THE LAST TIME YOU SEE HIM.
AWAY AND THAT’S THE LAST TIME YOU SEE HIM. >> WITH THE MILLIONS
LAST TIME YOU SEE HIM. >> WITH THE MILLIONS OF VIEWS AND THOUSANDS
>> WITH THE MILLIONS OF VIEWS AND THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS, WORDS OF
OF VIEWS AND THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS, WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM
OF COMMENTS, WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.
ENCOURAGEMENT FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE. ONE MESSAGE FROM A
ACROSS THE GLOBE. ONE MESSAGE FROM A FAMILY THAT LOST THEIR
ONE MESSAGE FROM A FAMILY THAT LOST THEIR PREEMIE.
FAMILY THAT LOST THEIR PREEMIE. >> A LOST LIFE IS VERY
PREEMIE. >> A LOST LIFE IS VERY HARD, YOUR ATTITUDE IS
>> A LOST LIFE IS VERY HARD, YOUR ATTITUDE IS UPLIFTING.
HARD, YOUR ATTITUDE IS UPLIFTING. I HOPE YOU GET SOON
UPLIFTING. I HOPE YOU GET SOON HAPPY AND HEALTHY.
I HOPE YOU GET SOON HAPPY AND HEALTHY. >> THIS IS WHY CHRIS
HAPPY AND HEALTHY. >> THIS IS WHY CHRIS KEEPS ON DANCING, NOT
>> THIS IS WHY CHRIS KEEPS ON DANCING, NOT FOR HIMSELF, BUT THE
KEEPS ON DANCING, NOT FOR HIMSELF, BUT THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS
FOR HIMSELF, BUT THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS THAT SHARE HIS PAIN
THOUSANDS OF OTHERS THAT SHARE HIS PAIN AND HIS HOPE.
THAT SHARE HIS PAIN AND HIS HOPE. >> THESE PEOPLE ARE
AND HIS HOPE. >> THESE PEOPLE ARE HURTING, AND THEY’RE
>> THESE PEOPLE ARE HURTING, AND THEY’RE TELLING ME I’M MAKING
HURTING, AND THEY’RE TELLING ME I’M MAKING THEM HAPPIER, SO IF I
TELLING ME I’M MAKING THEM HAPPIER, SO IF I CAN DO THAT TO
THEM HAPPIER, SO IF I CAN DO THAT TO SOMEBODY, JUST ONE
CAN DO THAT TO SOMEBODY, JUST ONE PERSON, I’M GOING TO
SOMEBODY, JUST ONE PERSON, I’M GOING TO KEEP GOING.
PERSON, I’M GOING TO KEEP GOING. KEEP MAKING SOMETHING
KEEP GOING. KEEP MAKING SOMETHING SILLY.
KEEP MAKING SOMETHING SILLY. >> DYLAN’S A REAL

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