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Dancing Abuelitas Are The Youtube Sensation That Will Feed Your Soul

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means! It will soon be time for us to find ways to show the mother-figures in our lives how much we appreciate them. Some of our favorite mother figures are our abuelas–the older women in our lives who never fail to offer us kindness, wisdom, love, and of course, a hefty dose of silliness on occasion. We all know an abuela or two who prides herself in being the life of the party.

There’s something refreshing about seeing a family member from an older generation feeling free to let loose and show off her goofy side. It’s a great reminder that, although your body gets older, your sense of fun never truly ages. To celebrate Mother’s Day, and all the women that have taken such good care of us throughout our lives, we present to you 20 videos of abuelas getting their groove on. Enjoy!

1. This abuela could’ve been a flygirl in another life

This clip of the 96-year-old grandmother dancing perfectly to a choreographed dance along with her family members went viral recently. We have to admire this abuela for memorizing all of these steps and not missing a beat. We couldn’t even do that now!

2. This abuela is definitely living her best life

Honestly, this woman’s lifestyle is #goals. What we wouldn’t give to be chilling at home in the kitchen, dancing, and drinking a nice cold cerveza.

3. This abuela gives new meaning to the term “young at heart”

Let’s be real: this grandma’s moves puts most of us millennial to shame. We’ll admit that even we struggle with nailing “the floss”. Maybe she could give us lessons sometime?

4. This video is proof that the talent for dance is hereditary

A while back, Camila Cabello posted an adorable video of herself getting jiggy with her abuela on the dance floor. Watching the video never fails to melt our hearts.

5. This abuela’s twerking puts Cardi B. to shame.

We can practically read this abuela’s thoughts. She’s thinking: “Where has reggaeton been all my life?”.

6. This abuela took some dance lessons from the TV

This abuela just showed us all that it’s never too late to learn some new moves.

7. This abuela was kind enough to teach her grandson what real dancing looks like

Before there was twerking, or the floss, or event the carlton, there was the steady one-two-step movements of the classic waltz–and you can tell this abuela knows a thing or two about waltzing.

8. This abuela lit up the family home with her dance moves

This video is the perfect example of how, often, the best bonding moments in Latinx families are centered around music.

9. This heart-warming video of an abuela dancing with her grandson

We love seeing how gentle and considerate this young man is. We’re sure this dance made his abuela’s night. It proves that chivalry really isn’t dead!

10. This abuela got a little too excited

We get it. Sometimes you’re so excited to get in on the action that you don’t have time to look where you’re going. Then, before you know it, you’re on the floor. We’ve been there.

11. This well-dressed abuela is hot enough to be a super-cougar

The jewelry. The off-the-shoulder blouse. This woman deserves a residency in Vegas alongside JLo.

12. This abuela is just being a good sport about dancing on Snapchat

Even this abuela can’t resist the pull of a truly catchy Taylor Swift bop. We’re so glad her granddaughter was smart enough to document it on Snapchat so the rest of us could enjoy the cuteness overload!

13. This abuela’s sense of humor is contagious

We love how all her reservations seem to go right out the window when she’s dancing.

14. This abuela’s hips don’t lie

One general rule of life is: if you happen to get into a dance-off with your abuela, accept the fact that you will most definitely lose.

15. This abuela possibly loves Drake more than we do

Look at those leg movements! We have a feeling this might be the next big “Fortnite” dance trend.

16. This abuela is tearing up the dance floor

We could watch this abuela dance all day! Just look at the foot work.

17. This abuela’s moves are too good to be true

We can just imagine this abuela hitting the floor and mesmerizing her line of suitors with her dance moves back in the day. She has real talent!

18. This abuela doesn’t let sitting down stop her from busting a move

Even at her age, her joie de vivre is in full-swing. We love to see abuelas bonding with the younger generations of their families.

19. This abuela is spry enough to keep up with her energetic granddaughter

If we did as much spinning as this young girl, we’d be on the floor by now. Props to this abuelita for keeping up!

20. And of course, the #1 abuelita of all time…

You didn’t think we’d make a list of dancing abuelas without adding Abuelita from “One Day at a Time”, did you? We would never. Rita Moreno’s portrayal of the sassy matriarch to the Inclán family never fails to deliver us dance moves that keep us rolling on the floor all day. She’s definitely the queen of all dancing grandmas.

She Broke The Internet With Her Recipe Videos And Now This Abuelita Is Being Recognized By YouTube

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She Broke The Internet With Her Recipe Videos And Now This Abuelita Is Being Recognized By YouTube

Remember Doña Angelita, the adorable Mexican abuelita who became internet famous by sharing her traditional recipes online? Well, she was recently recognized by YouTube as a leading influencer. And we can’t celebrate this enough! One of the things we love about online cultures when they are at their best is how everyday people who have extraordinary talents can share their uniqueness with the world. 

This amazing woman is now loved and respected by literally millions, as she has provided access to life un rural Mexico. Rural and indigenous Mexicans (and Latin Americans in general) are marginalized when it comes to sharing their lives on social media and becoming mainstream. So this case has helped spread the word on the awesomeness of traditional food and rustic cooking methods. 

She has also helped in the preservation of traditional recipes that can get lost if they are not properly archived: with her YouTube videos, she has made sure that the methods, ingredients and human touch of dishes that have been passed down generations of Mexicans are kept alive in the digital era. And we cannot thank her enough. La queremos mucho, Doña Angelita!

YouTube sent her two plaques to make her online popularity official.

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / Facebook

In a photo that Doña Angelita shared in her official Facebook page we can see her holding two plaques with one of her granddaughters. The golden plaque is a real achievement: it states that her YouTube channel has surpassed 1,000,000 subscribers, not an easy feat at all! Just look at her proud smile, the product of many years of perfecting her culinary skills in silence and the pride of finally being able to share it with the help of her family. This is as authentic as it gets. And for those hipsters who love organic…. just look at the beautiful produce she uses in her food. 

She will soon reach two million subscribers! Sí se puede, sí se puede…

The latest count reads 1.53 million subscribers. Not bad at all! a few months ago this total superstar lived in anonymity in her native Michoacan, hiding two unique talents: great skill in keeping culinary tradition alive through old proven cooking methods, and a charm in front of the camera that is as spontaneous as it is relatable. We are sure that her popularity will just continue to subir como la espuma. We just hope that her work continues to be as authentic as it has been so far, and that it doesn’t get watered down with corporate sponsorships. But, come to think about it, we also want her to get what she deserves!

Because we can all remember an abuelita that looks like the sweet Doña Angelita.

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / YouTube

One of the reasons why she has become such a star is that her charisma and tenderness reminds us of our own abuelitas or aunties who spent hours cleaning frijoles while chatting to us. Many of us remember the endless afternoons we spent watching our abuelitas stir a pot. For many Latinos, the first forays into the kitchen had to do with private cooking lessons from those strong, beautiful souls called abuelitas. These private lessons are a treasure that even Chef Gordon Ramsey would envy! 

Fame has also allowed her to fulfil some of her dreams!

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / Facebook

And of course all this fame has come with some much deserved perks! Our favorite online celebrity was able to take her husband and her family to a beach holiday thanks to the support her YouTube channel has gotten. She had never been to the beach, and the photos she shared on her official Facebook page are beautiful, so joyous. It is things like this that make us believe in humanity again! 

And she gets her viejo to help with the cooking too! Her success is a communal, family effort.

Credit: De Mi Rancho A Tu Cocina / Facebook

Just look at this adorable moment. In her Facebook page Doña Angelita makes it clear that her success is not a one-woman-show. Her success is also a testament of the support and solidarity that many Latinos find in their immediate family. We also love how her success story counters gender stereotypes. Her story also defies the notion that once you are over 50 your working life, particularly if you are a woman, is over. Her success story also makes us wonder how many people with hidden talents are out there. We hope for many more of these viral personalities to emerge, as they are nice change considering the huge amount of empty and narcissistic messages floating around in the influencer industry.

A Video Of A Woman Singing ‘Fallaste Corazón’ To Her Abuelo With Dementia Is Going Viral After He Remembered The Lyrics

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A Video Of A Woman Singing ‘Fallaste Corazón’ To Her Abuelo With Dementia Is Going Viral After He Remembered The Lyrics

We all know that growing old is inevitable in this life and that our days on Earth are numbered. Regardless of that truth, it’s human nature to either feel afraid of growing old or to feel melancholy when it comes to thinking of growing old. What can be even more painful is seeing our parents, our aunts and uncles, or our grandparents growing old and imagining a life without them in it. 

Last week, one woman on Twitter shared a video of her grandfather who has dementia singing along with her to “Fallaste Corazón” by Pedro Infante in a fleeting moment of lucidness. 

In the video, you can see the woman singing with such passion to her grandfather who is attentively watching her sing and who later begins to sing along to the lyrics as well.

 Dayis, on Twitter, shared that her “tata” doesn’t remember a lot of things due to his dementia but in an effort to help him with his dementia, she sings to him every day. 

“Today he remembered the song fallaste corazón and I swear I was trying so hard not to cry,” she writes. “This many is my life.”

According to Alzheimers.net, there are many reasons as to why music boosts brain activity.

According to the site, “musical aptitude and appreciation” are two of the last remaining abilities in dementia patients, music can bring emotional and physical closeness, music can shift moods and stimulate positive interactions, and it evokes emotions that bring back memories.

Since musical aptitude and appreciation are the last remaining abilities in patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, “music is an excellent way to reach beyond the disease and reach the person.” In later stages of dementia, patients are also prone to losing the ability to share emotions with their caregivers or family members but through music, they can still reach that emotional and physical closeness they once had. Further, singing to and with dementia patients is engaging and it leads to patients “exercising more mind power than usual.” 

People who saw the touching video on social media were not only quick to share their reactions after watching it but they also shared their own personal experiences with family members and loved ones who had dementia. 

One Twitter user replied to @Dayannagmusic03 and shared that they couldn’t stop watching the video. 

The Twitter user went on to say that their grandfather also has dementia but notices sometimes that “something around him has triggered a memory” and to see that, they said, is the best feeling in the world. 

The woman who initially posted the video shared that her “tata” is currently on “stage 6” of dementia and although it’s been a long and rough battle, “he always seems to remember certain songs.”

“When he does, it warms my heart with joy,” she continued to write on Twitter. 

It’s safe to say the video had a lot of people in their feels and rightfully so.

We love to see raw and touching moments like these. 

The 0:50 mark made us ugly cry too.

This is right when her grandfather starts to faintly sing along with her and man, she sings with so much emotion too. 

Other folks on Twitter sent their blessings to her family and her grandfather.

We hope her grandfather continues to have more moments like this. 

People on Twitter also compared the heartwarming video to the movie Coco.

Remember the scene toward the end of the film when Miguel sings to Mamá Coco and she begins to remember? I’m not crying, YOU’RE CRYING. 

Others said what we’re all thinking… just thinking about our parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents getting old hurts a little bit more as we keep getting older ourselves. 

We’d like to keep believing their invincible and will live forever. 

Another Twitter user @missmalindakat tweeted that she had never seen anyone sing with more “heart and passion” than in that video.

One Twitter user shared her own video of her grandfather in a similar situation who also seemed to remember the lyrics to “El Rey” by Vicente Fernández when her great aunt sang it to him.

It’s touching to see other folks sharing their similar experiences and videos in an effort to support one another. This video has also amassed over 47,000 views on Twitter. 

Listen to “Fallaste Corazón” in full on YouTube below: