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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.

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

Twitter was certainly impressed.

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.

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

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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.

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