The short video clip shows a worker on an airport tarmac appearing to dance and use orange safety sticks as part of his routine. At one point, he shakes his hips and marches — all while directing a plane along the tarmac.
At the end of the video, the worker takes a quick bow.
The dancing worker is Kyran Ashford, who works for JetStream Ground Services at the Greater Rochester International Airport in New York. Ashford talked to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and described how he often dances, sings or makes a rhyme to tell airline travelers of their flight and boarding details.
In the article and video, Ashford explains why he jazzes up his job.
“If I can just make somebody, at least one person, smile and turn their day around, then I am good,” he said. “I did my job.”
In one video clip, Ashford is seen wearing a big red, white and blue hat as he announces boarding details of a flight. In another, he’s seen dancing with a team of young girls. He said he is grateful to have a job where he gets to “see thousands of people.”
“Other people need to see light,” he told the Rochester paper. “Everybody needs to see some type of positive energy so they can carry out their day.”
He went on to say, “Whatever your situation may be . . . you can still find something positive out of your day.
“Wherever you are in life, just grab a positive message out of it,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where you’re working. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing. You’re in control of your day. That’s the mindset I have working out there. . . . Whatever I can do to turn my day around will show others they can turn their day around as well and keep a smile on your face.”