Watch Grandfather's Adorable and Socially Distant Dance-Off with Granddaughter


Nothing can stop Kira Neely from seeing her grandfather - not even the coronavirus pandemic.

The 6-year-old is used to seeing her grandfather, Marvin Neely, every day since they live across the street from each other.

Kira’s mom says her daughter and the 80-year-old have always had a special bond. They like to spend their time going on walks, playing together, and doing all sorts of activities, including father-daughter dances at school.

Which is why she wasn’t surprised that they managed to find a way to still be in contact while practicing social distancing.

Kira came up with the idea to have a daily dance-off with her grandpa which would ensure that they would remain 6 feet away from each other at all times.

In the heartwarming video shared on Facebook, you can see Kira showing off her best moves before her grandfather busts out his own, much to the delight of his granddaughter.

"She was very much up for the challenge and had her game face on and my dad of course immediately embraced it," Sherrie Neely told Good Morning America.

"My dad would do anything she asked him to do. Dancing had not been one of those things but I was surprised at how good he was,” Sherrie added.

"It’s been a really special relationship because otherwise it would just be the two of us," she said explaining that her parents, Marvin and Gayle, moved in across the street when Kira was born.

"Having mom and dad next door, it’s been such a wonderful thing for Kira because our family is larger,” the single mom explained.

Sheerie said that being in quarantine has been hard for Kira, who just wants to hug her grandpa and help him celebrate his 81st birthday, but they are making it work.

"We did FaceTime once but it’s easier to just go outside and talk to them," she said adding, “My dad sits outside in a chair and just watches her play and sometimes they kick a ball back and forth and she’s been able to draw pictures and hang them up for them to see. Sometimes we just sit out there and talk with the distance between us."

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