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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.

This Abuelita Has Been Named One Of Mexico’s Most Powerful Women

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This Abuelita Has Been Named One Of Mexico’s Most Powerful Women

Remember Doña Angelita, the adorable Mexican abuelita who became internet famous by sharing her traditional recipes online? Well, she was recently recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in Mexico. 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 in 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!

In its annual roundup, Forbes named Doña Angela as one of Mexico’s most influential women and we couldn’t agree more.

Last year, Doña Angela launched a wildly successful YouTube channel – De Mi Rancho a Tu Cocina – that brought rural Mexican cooking to viewers across the world. In just two months, her channel had been viewed more than 7 million times and she quickly gained millions of subscribers.

Now, the world-famous abuelita is being recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the most influential women in Mexico, for her work in bringing Mexican culture to her audience.

“I’m already everyone’s aunt and everyone’s grandmother” said Doña Angela when she shared with her then million followers that YouTube had awarded her two plaques: the silver for having exceeded 100,000 and the gold for exceeding a million subscriptions to her channel.

Doña Angela joins a list of 100 other Mexican women who received the honor this year, including: actress Yalitza Aparicio, the famous chef, Daniela Soto-Innes, and Mexico City Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum.

Her recognition from Forbes, comes shortly after being recognized by YouTube for her online success.

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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. 

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

Here Are 9 Mother’s Day Cards That Your Latina Mom Will Appreciate

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Here Are 9 Mother’s Day Cards That Your Latina Mom Will Appreciate

Trying to find a Mother’s Day card for your mom that perfectly expresses how much you love and appreciate her is difficult – which is why we made some cards of our own. After all, considering everything she’s done for you, your mom deserves more than just some random, cheesy Hallmark card.

Show these to your mom on el Día de la Madres and see them put a smile on her face.

Here’s the perfect mother’s day card for your mom who is always concerned about your health.

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If it wasn’t for her telling you this a million times, you would get sick from the flu much more often. She is the best medicine anyone can ever ask for because she is smart.

And if you were raised by a single mom, here’s a card she will love and appreciate.

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“Thank you for being my mom. Thank you for being my dad. Thank you for being my world.”

These people are the most important people in your life. They will always make sure that you are okay and have everything you need, even it is just emotional support.

After so many years of raising you, today is the day that you can thank your mom for all of the amazing qualities you’ve learned from her along the way.

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Remember, patience is a virtue. What you never knew was your mom was spending all of that time trying to teach you that patience was a virtue and you kept failing.

So. many. qualities…

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When people compliment you on how polite and well-mannered you are, you can point to your mom.

Even if you gained these qualities the hard way, you can still thank your mom for her tough love.

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You have common sense and thick skin. Thank your mom.

After all, everything she does, even if you don’t always like it, is because she loves you.

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If she didn’t get you in trouble so often, it would mean that she didn’t really care. So every time she yells at you, just remember: she loves you.

So now you can show her how much you appreciate her care and support.

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If it wasn’t for your mom pushing you, you would’ve given up instead of working harder.

You can also remind her that you’re the one amongst all of your siblings that she loves the most.

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She knows you’re her favorite. 🙂 After all, you are the only one who really behaves and she told you so.

Or you can keep it simple, and let her know how much you love her in four short words:

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But to be honest, there really are no words to describe how much you love your mom. She is your best friend, life coach, shoulder to cry on, and biggest cheerleader. Take a moment to let her know how much you love her.

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