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Spider-Man has saved a lot of people with his powers, but he really shines when he gets on the dance floor.

Peter Parker wears a mask to protect his loved ones. Perhaps this young man, dancing to “Take On Me” in a GameStop, was doing the same thing.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bebo1P5ACPN/?taken-by=ghetto.spiderman

Although with sweet dance moves like that, you’d imagine his family would be overcome with pride.

Twitter was certainly impressed.

https://twitter.com/FanaticalFanBoy/status/957854665131155456

The video was posted by a 16-year-old who goes by “Ghetto Spiderman” on Instagram, and it’s not the first time he’s shown off his dance prowess in the costume.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeeGr0igSpm/?taken-by=ghetto.spiderman

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc0NsPagkXE/?taken-by=ghetto.spiderman

Although sometimes he has to go shopping just like the rest of us.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcYLSvFgxwD/?taken-by=ghetto.spiderman

It’s interesting that he’s wearing a different Spidey costume in the shopping video. Does he just have a different suit for shopping day, or are we dealing with a new Clone Saga?

Whoever this kid is, he’s following in a proud tradition of dancing Spider-Men.

There is, of course, the classic GIF that was first posted to the London-based blog “Pants On Head” in June of 2002:

And who can forget Tobey Maguire’s somewhat baffling dance scene from Spiderman 3?

In 2015, a group of Spideys formed a Soul Train-esque dance line at Wintercon in New York.

In 2016, a group of web-heads attending Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con created a video where they danced to an electronic version of the Ah-ha’s “Take on Me.”

Somehow the song seemed like the perfect accompaniment for superhero dancing. It inspired both a Batman and a Pokémon version, among others.

For some reason, the internet just can’t get enough of dancing Spidey. You can see him dancing with Darth Maul and Mary Jane.

…and having dance-offs with Storm Troopers.

And, of course, with Deadpool.

Maybe it’s about Peter Parker being a teenager, maybe it’s the form-fitting costume, maybe it’s his scientifically enhanced super agility, but there’s just something about Spider-Man that makes people want to see him dance. Naturally, your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is happy to oblige. After all, with great moves comes great responsibility.

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.

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