A group of spirited grandmas at an assisted-living facility in Kentucky went insanely viral this week thanks to their TikTok video. What was it about? None other than them recreating a portion of Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show performance.
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Some fans even suggested that the seniors outshone the pop star herself, and well, they aren’t wrong. The video, which was posted on Thursday, showcased eleven women ranging in age from 80 to 92, dressed in white outfits. The ladies emerged in pairs from the screen to reveal Dora Martin, 87, wearing a red outfit and holding a microphone while lip-syncing to the lyrics of Rihanna’s hit song “Rude Boy.”
“I’m just a silly person, and I like to do what other people want me to do,” Martin told The New York Post. Martin, 82-year-old Sue Evans and 86-year-old Pat stated they were happily roped into making the video by two 20–year-old employees at Arcadia Senior Living.
“It does keep us young,” Martin noted.
“They do a nice job at trying to change up the atmosphere here…by trying different things – and we enjoy falling for it,” Pat went on to say. As expected, the women and their grandchildren were in shocked when the video reached more than 15 million views and 2 million likes by Friday. “Maybe they’ll want us next year for the Super Bowl,” Evans laughed.
Honestly, this is so wholesome, it’s a brilliant way to go viral, honestly. That living home never sees a boring day, that’s for sure!