This Dancing Park Ranger Gave Me What I Needed

The internet is good for certain things and one of them is to expose us to fun people everywhere. The video below is actually old by internet popularity standards because it came out months ago but I watched it again and it brought me so much joy that I wanted to share it with y’all.

According to the description of the vid, these men are California Conservation Corps members (I’ma call em park rangers). Antwon and Leonard were getting their dance on when their boss John came through and bust ALL the moves. Watch this video and get your life!

LIFE. HAS. BEEN. GIVEN!!! I love how he got himself ready with a couple of bounces to feel the music. Then he came through and hit his jigs something proper that he ended up with Antwon or Leonard hanging on to him in a dragging hug.

And the glee I felt all in my heart! Chile… who knew he had all that in him? My man body rolled, twerked a lil, and then hit his pop lock and finished it with a drop down. WHOOOOO!!! I am HERE for him!

So awesome! I’ve watched this video so many times that I lost count.

And in case you need a GIF, here it is:


Look at his serious face. I. LIVE!!! YYESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! I love this so much! GET IT, John!

What do you think about John’s moves?

Learn more about John and the work they do for the environment in this ABC feature. Turns out, he’s been dancing since he was little. I love it.

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  1. Tamara
    June 6, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Check out the stank face he made when he dropped it down at the 0:53 mark. I live, I live!! \o/

    I want to do the Wobble dance with him because I KNOW he would kill it.

    • Akua
      June 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      YES!! That face was everythang! He was serious with it.

  2. milaxx
    June 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

    He didn’t tell the young’uns he used to be oart of a dance troupe when he was younger. He let them think they were showing him something and then bust it out.

  3. Rachmo
    June 6, 2013 at 7:41 am


  4. CrayolaGirl
    June 6, 2013 at 7:58 am

    It’s now saved on phone & iPad as one of my Go To YouTube videos. Thanks.

    I chuckled the hardest at the dragging bear hug. They didn’t expect that floor drop.

    • June 6, 2013 at 10:17 am

      The hug is THE BEST PART OF THE VIDEO!!!

      • saro
        June 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

        It really is, adorable! Put a smile on my face today.

  5. Alexis
    June 6, 2013 at 7:59 am

    This gave me all the life I can get on a Thursday!! Great way to start a morning! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. LaToya
    June 6, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I couldn’t believe he was on beat…..He actually out did ole boy in the brown though….I ain’t mad at John at all!!!!! GET IT!!

  7. KB
    June 6, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I give thanks for you today for I LIVE. Thank you Father for putting Luvvie in my life to share videos such as this and make me feel all giddygiggly.
    In the name of sweet baby Jesus,

    • BklynBajan
      June 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Amen. Amen and Amen.

  8. June 6, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Gettin’ down!

    Brightened my morning!

    But did you read the video description? These guys do some great work with the environment! *tree hugger swoon*

    • HowlingBanshee
      June 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      YYYAAAAAASSSSSS! A friend of Mother Earth is a friend of mine. And Ranger John looks kinda looks like my husband. (aw) I’ll show this to my honey and ask him can he keep up and make me lose my breath.

      • Chime
        June 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        I see what you did there!!! *cackles*

      • Jabari
        June 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        Ma’am, MA’AM!!! You will not send me in to glory today!!!!!!!

  9. June 6, 2013 at 8:18 am

    i just made the most unholy noise trying NOT to laugh at the boss’ intro. i would like to spend a day with this people.

  10. Nptexas
    June 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    What fun! Great morning starter. So glad I follow you!

  11. June 6, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Homeboy was actually pretty good! I LIVE on this Thursday morning.

  12. June 6, 2013 at 9:36 am

    John has played double dutch before cause he was on the side bouncin an waiting for his turn to jump in. The split bear hug with a drag at the end is Everything! No one minds going to work if you can twerk with yo boss an help the environment. No call ins

  13. Stephanie
    June 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Love, love, love this! I remember when I first watched it; I was dying at my desk. The internet is going to get me fired one day!

  14. Chanel
    June 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I love it… i live. this is amazing! John gave us a dose of “Dont judge a book by its cover” I love when other racial groups bust out dancing better than some of our own people!

  15. Jenny G
    June 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Love this SO MUCH! And that hug at the end…..

  16. Chiquita
    June 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

    I didn’t just laugh…I CACKLED out loud! Thank you Luvvie, John, Anton & Leonard. Life has been given!

  17. June 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Real tears!! I can’t stop watching.

  18. jake
    June 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Omg omg omg!!! I thought… But he is… You know… Was he maama… How the hell! Damn! Served by an old WHITE guy! Seriously though, that was a truly beautiful video. Thank you Luvvie.

  19. June 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    OOOOOOOOOh Iiiiiisht!!! Old school for you!

  20. Sunny
    June 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you so much – this was a wonderful thing to see. I laughed so hard and made 4 of my coworkers come and see it.
    But after followinf some links I found a group of campers in NY so all in all a good deal 🙂

  21. KB
    June 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I have watched this NUMEROUS times today.

    (I laugh every time)

  22. nykeya
    June 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    shout out to the CCC i used to work for them. i was 19 and making almost 1000 a month. i thought i was ballin.

  23. Kali
    June 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I need to know him personally so I can invite him to all my cookouts this summer. I love every.single.thing. about this video.

    • Scorpiona
      June 7, 2013 at 12:50 am

      Not if I ask first; I’ll even make my Uncle Henry’s mac-n-cheese to keep him there! bwahahaha! I have watched this at LEAST 8 times today and I.Am.Floored.Every.Time! Luvvie, you did us ALL a favor with sharing this. Thank you from the bottom of my snarky heart.

  24. Megan
    June 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I praise the internet gods for finding this website. It brings me joy. Love, love, love.

  25. Jabari
    June 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Sir, you have just twerked for your life….I am OK with life now….#iApprove

  26. June 8, 2013 at 11:52 am

    This is so funny!!!

  27. mz.niecy
    June 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I love this video! i think i smiled from beginning to end. Nice to have managers that you can have fun with like that 🙂

  28. June 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    ive watched this every damn day since this has been posted. i cant get enough

  29. April 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I am way glad you like our video, Luvvie. And all your blog readers’ comments made me smile till my face got stuck. Love it. We have more videos on my Youtube channel, including interviews with Leonard and Antwon and our rapidly becoming popular Bioblitz Dance Video. I am grateful to have stopped by here and got the opportunity to ready your thoughts on our video. Much blessing, John Griffith