Traveling can be challenging, especially with kids—just ask any parent. So when you’re stuck in a super-long security line and the TSA agent is going through rounds of shoe removals and all kinds of other safety procedures, the kiddos are often less than thrilled (even though it’s for their own good). But this viral video of an airport security dance-off shows that TSA agents can have some fun, too!
When TSA officer Joshua McCall helped a family through security at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport he probably didn’t expect the reaction he got from one adorable little boy. Instead of whining and moaning about the lines, the boy started flossing. But that’s not all.
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Last week, as Transportation Security Officer(TSO) Joshua McCall had completed the screening of a family on their way out of Newark’s EWR, a child busted out the Floss Dance. TSO McCall complimented the young man on his skills which led to the child challenging him to a dance battle! As you can see from the video, fun broke out. Who do you think won the dance off? … Newark TSA Federal Security Director, Tom Carter, took the challenge one step beyond and said: “After ensuring all are secure as they enter the air transportation network, our Officers will be happy to accept any dance challenges from passengers.” … In other words, #ItsOn!!! … #EWR #FlossDance #TSAEWRFlossChallenge
In a now-viral video, shared by the TSA, Officer McCall complimented the boy on his major moves. And what happened next was pure internet-worthy gold. The boy challenged the officer to a dance-off. Yep, a dance-off!
While there wasn’t exactly a clear-cut winner (after all, shouldn’t everyone pretty much win in this type of situation?), Newark TS Federal Security Director Tom Carter, said in the TSA Instagram post, “After ensuring all are secure as they enter the air transportation network, our Officers will be happy to accept any dance challenges from passengers.”
Well, it seems like we should all be on the lookout for another TSA Floss Dance challenge!
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