Jahmaul Allen’s moves at the Toronto Pearson International Airport apron have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, after an airline passenger recorded him dancing while doing his job as a ramp agent.
“Honestly, I just love what I do,” said Allen.
“I love aviation and I love making passengers happy.”
The 28-year-old said he’s been guiding American Airlines aircrafts to their appropriate gates for three years — and adds that he tries to bring a positive attitude to the job whenever he can.
“I would say I do it every now and then, whenever I feel like the mood to dance and whenever I want to make someone happy on the plane,” Allen said.
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He said the dance he was doing on Sunday was because he saw a baby on the plane and was trying to entertain her.
The video was initially recorded and uploaded to Instagram by @ekaterina_irko, but it went viral when it was posted to a popular entertainment page called @6ixbuzz on the same social media app. With that posting, it was then shared with the page’s 725,000 followers.
“Honestly, I was ecstatic,” said Allen. “I was shocked; I didn’t know it was going to be that big. I’m happy and thankful it went that far — it’s a blessing, to be honest with you.”
Allen adds that even though he’s busting a move on the tarmac, he’s still doing his job of guiding the plane. Pilots, he said, are never confused by his dancing.
“The flight has a perfect path,” said Allen. “It knows where it’s going, it knows where it’s going to be parked and it’s not being interrupted whatsoever from my dance moves.”