Video meme of a mom dancing with her kids goes viral—again

Nope, it's not 'pirate music.'


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 18, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 6:50 pm CDT

Apropos of nothing, a video of a mom and her kids dancing is getting dropped all over the Twitter timeline lately. It’s known lately as the Act My Age Vine meme, but there’s more to the meme origin story.

The clip shows a wholesome family moment of some well-choreographed moves.


Unsurprisingly, it makes for perfect meme reaction material.




Though many have identified it as the “pirate music” meme, the clip is actually set to “Act My Age” by One Direction.

BuzzFeed News reports that the original video (now deleted from Vine but posted to YouTube) was filmed in 2014. The dancers are Aspect Za’Vier, his mother and professional choreographer Willona, and his brother Dexter.

Aspect Za’Vier, who’s now a music artist with more than 550,000 followers on Instagram, told BuzzFeed News that his mom choreographed the dance to “Drop” by Freco and Merlo. The clip was the first thing Za’Vier ever uploaded to Vine—and he’s thrilled that it’s still getting attention.

“I think it’s super cool because it’s something I just did for fun and everyone’s using it as a meme, and that’s crazy to me because it was years ago,” he told BuzzFeed News.


H/T BuzzFeed News

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*First Published: Feb 18, 2019, 7:26 pm CST