Mahshid had missed a connecting flight last month in North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Rather than sit around, angry about the inconvenience, she decided to make the most of her time.
For Mahshid, this meant organizing an impromptu dance party with airport workers and fellow passengers.
The friendly traveler shot footage of herself dancing with total strangers and organized it into a music video, set to Lionel Richie’s 1983 hit song “All Night Long (All Night).” She posted the video to YouTube, where it quickly went viral with over 2 million views.
“I didn’t want to sit in anger all night long, so instead I did what makes me happiest…DANCE!!!! Oh, and I made some really great friends along the way!” Mahshid captioned the fun video.
Even Lionel Richie himself caught wind of the video, sharing it on his official Facebook page. “HA HA! Seems like a really fun use of downtime at the airport… That moonwalk though, wow!” the singer wrote.
Check out the video below to see the Mahshid’s jazzy airport music video.