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Toronto Construction Worker’s Dance Video Goes Viral

Posted on January 17, 2017

CityMash.com - One minute you’re dancing on the job to make the guys laugh and the next you’re getting a personal shout out from Ariana Grande for your sweet moves. Crazy, right? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Toronto construction worker, Tony Restivo, when he was secretly filmed dancing to Ariana Grande’s “Into You” while on the job. His wife uploaded the film to Facebook and over 23 million views later, it’s safe to say that Restivo and his hips have definitely gone viral.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out:

He's gonna kill me but I couldn't resist lol

Posted by Sandy Zaza-Restivo on Monday, January 9, 2017

With over 23 million views and 230,000 shares, this video has definitely caught the public’s attention. It got so popular that songstress Ariana Grande herself shared a clip of Restivo’s routine on Instagram to her 94 million followers. She loved his high kick and even tagged her choreographer in the post so he could get some inspiration from Tony.

hell yeah dude 🙏🏼 #thatkick #mood @brilovelife peep this choreo

A video posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on

Since the video took off, Restivo and his wife say they have received countless calls, emails and texts of congratulations from friends and opportunities for interviews, dance lessons and more from the media. About all the attention, Restivo says, “This is just crazy. I’m not used to this. I’m used to attention from my family and friends because I’m like the class clown kind of guy. I like to make people laugh and want everybody to have a good time. But this I did not expect.”

Tony Restivo even appeared on Breakfast Television to show off his moves and to give the show’s hosts a quick lesson:

What #BlueMonday? We're kicking it to the curb thanks to our friend Tony!

A video posted by Breakfast Television (@bttoronto) on

So will Restivo and his slick dance moves be gracing our screens again in the future? Probably not, if the construction worker has anything to say about it. Restivo shot down the idea of starting his own YouTube channel and insisted his dancing was just for fun. Despite not wanting the attention, Restivo is happy people are enjoying his video. He says, “I do this once in a while. I start dancing, the guys laugh. I’m just glad people are getting a kick out of it. People need to smile and enjoy life. Life is too short.”

We couldn’t agree more. Thanks for bringing a smile to our faces, Tony!

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