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102-Year-Old Woman Watches Footage of Herself Dancing For the First Time

Get out the tissues, this one is a tear(s of joy)-jerker.

In the 1930s and 40s, Alice Barker danced in a chorus line during the Harlem Renaissance. For her 102nd birthday, David Shuff got hold of the videos of her performing and showed them to her at her nursing home.

There's a first time for everything, and this is Alice's first time watching herself dance on film. The footage alone is 70+ years old!

Watch, she still wants to get up and dance:

She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, and Zanzibar Club, with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.

Amazing. 

Read the entire story over at Mashable, where you can find out how to send Ms. Barker some snail mail. I suggest you do.


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