IRELAND’S FRONTLINE workers found a unique way to raise spirits across Ireland with a rousing rendition of the Jerusalema Challenge dance craze that has taken the internet by storm.
It all started earlier this week when Gardai were challenged to a virtual dance-off by Swiss police.
Irish cops were only too happy to oblige with a video that saw them breaking out some impressive dance moves to Jerusalema Challenge by Master KG.
Staff at an Irish nursing home also got in on the act in an effort to keep residents entertained and boost morale among workers.
Now the craze has gone nationwide after a group of frontline workers including Gardai, firefighters, Army personnel and paramedics teamed up for a special version broadcast at the start of The Late Late Show on RTE.
Taking to the roof of RTE studios and the court yards outside, they performed a dazzling version of the new dance craze that went down a storm with viewers watching on at home.
It was the perfect opportunity to let off steam and boost morale ahead of the final stretch of lockdown restrictions across Ireland over the next few months.
We needed this! 😍 After the week that saw @gardainfo dancing across the nation as part of the #JerusalemaChallenge, tonight some of Ireland’s frontline heroes took on the challenge and we are here for it! 🕺🙌 pic.twitter.com/Jgr3gyCYws
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) February 5, 2021
People watching at home evidently agreed, with many flocking to Twitter to show their appreciation for the dance display.
One view wrote "#latelateshow opening is just what we all needed."
Another concurred, say: "#LateLateShow #latelate totally brilliant uplifting start to the show. I know the steps now, waiting on the call to @gardainfo and other frontline staff and on your night off for begrudgers."
A third wrote: "#LateLateShow well done to the emergency services.
"@AmbulanceNAS it takes powerful staff to dance in them boots."
While a fourth also tweeted: "Respect to all our front line heros… Dancing brings a joy!
"I hope we remember the immense pride and celebrate our brilliant people in a post covid world #LateLateShow.
"Thank you @DubFireBrigade, @DF_COS, @gardainfo, @stjohnambulance for everything you do to keep us safe."
A fitting celebration and tribute to Ireland's brave frontline heroes.