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VIDEO: WWII vet dances to ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ – Justin Timberlake responds

A WWII veteran's hat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall)
April 08, 2020

Chuck Franzke, a 97-year-old former U.S. Navy pilot and veteran of World War II loves to dance, and despite being in quarantine, he recently broke out a few moves to the tune of Justin Timberlake’s song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

On Monday, the Good News Movement Instagram page shared the video of Franzke, who goes by the nickname “Dancing Chuck.” The video was also posted to the Instagram account by the Stars & Stripes.

“MONDAY MOTIVATION: Even under quarantine, 97-year-old Wisconsin WWII Navy pilot Chuck “Dancing Chuck” Franzk “can’t stop the feeling.” 🕺🏾 😊 (Let’s tag @justintimberlake so he sees this cutie),” the social media page wrote in their post.

Franzke could be seen swaying back and forth on the porch of his Wisconsin home, to the tune of Timberlake’s song. The social media account posted the video as motivation for many stuck maintaining social isolation throughout the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

“This just made my day 🙌 🔥💯,” Timberlake commented in response to the social media callout.

Franzke’s love to dance caught media attention in 2017 when videos of his dancing to Christmas music went viral. Franzke brought back his Christmas spirit in 2018 with another round of dancing and his wife Beverly told CBS 58, “He always was a pretty good dancer.”

Franzke said he and his wife have been married for 80 years and they’ve shared their joy for dancing throughout their time together.

We were big band fans. I used to jitterbug when I was young. I can’t jitterbug today. My balance isn’t good,”he said. “But I just like music and I like her too.”

Franzke reportedly served as a Navy bomber pilot and flew dozens of missions throughout World War II.

In addition to dancing, Franzke is also a supporter of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program, which flies veterans to visit war memorials in Washington D.C.

As of Wednesday, Franzke’s latest dance has been seen more than 700,000 times on the Good News Movement Instagram page.