Hospital staff have been filmed doing the ‘Floss dance’ craze as a heart-warming send off to a young patient finally going home.
Energetic patient Cooper Little, nine, has been teaching doctors and nurses at Sheffield Children’s Hospital the ‘Floss dance’ to mark the end of a four-month stay in a ward.
A video filmed by The Children’s Hospital Charity shows staff swinging their hips in the opposite direction to their arms which are clenched in two fists.
After swinging their arms from one side they then move one arm behind their back and another to their front.
Specialists and cleaning staff were also filmed giving the dance craze as well as Dr X from CBBC’s Operation Ouch.
The heart-warming dance has raked up 58,000 views and has been shared 1,000 times on social media.
Facebook user Rose Wilson-Leary commented: “That’s the difference between a great children’s hospital and a fantastic hospital.”
Tina Prestwood wrote: “Fantastic! Was great to see it all come together! And looking great on your feet Cooper!”
Cooper’s send-off came after a lengthy stay at the hospital’s new £40million ward which boasts a giant Play Tower built to encourage play and distraction during long patient admissions.
The Children’s Hospital Charity funded £10million towards the new ward which opened in April 2018.
The world-class ward includes 72 new bed spaces with parents given a comfortable place to stay with their child. Over half the children in the new wing stay in private rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The Floss dance was invented by 16-year-old US Instagram star Russell Horning known as The Backpack Kid.
The dance craze has kept kids and teenagers moving all over the world with celebrities like Millie Bobby Brown and Tottenham footballer Delle Ali uploading their versions online.
Last month Good Morning Britain presenters Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins were filmed giving the dance a go live on air.