After bullies try to body-shame ‘Dancing Man,’ these Twitter users did something wonderful

Posted: 6:27 PM, Mar 06, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-06 18:35:51-05

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(PIX11) – After someone posted a photo shaming a man for the way he looked while dancing, heroic Twitter users inspired others to find him, and throw “Dancing Man” the best party ever.

Whoever took the photos of “Dancing Man” posted them on the infamous bulletin board 4Chan, with the message, “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week.  He stopped when he saw us laughing.”

A screenshot of the cruel post was uploaded to Imgur where people overwhelmingly turned on the person who took the photo, some hoping the anonymous “Dancing Man” would see their messages of support.

One woman, however, decided to find him on Twitter and inspired a social media search party.  Emma Roid tweeted, “Twitter, can we find the man in this photo and tell him that he is beautiful and we love him?”

Roid’s inspirational message was retweeted more than 6,000 times.

So many people joined the search for “Dancing Man” that they decided to create a hashtag to better organize:

The story of the search for “Dancing Man” made it onto The Free Thought Project, an advocacy website, and was shared with the Coconut Oil Friendship Club, a group of a couple thousand of Los Angeles’ “most inspiring and wonderful ladies.”

Then, there was apparently a breakthrough — someone based in London posted this photo from the handle @DancingManFound:

After finding out about the Twitter search launched just to throw him a party, “Dancing Man” first had to open an account to respond, saying, that he was “in training” and adding that he would “love to join you in LA for a dance off!!”

He was even noticed by singer Pharrell, who tweeted, “Hey @CassandraRules keep me posted about your dance party! @Dancingmanfound never be ashamed of yourself. You are both truly #OTHER 1f64f