Video of staff member dancing on ROC runway goes viral

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Two million views and counting. That’s how popular a video taken at the Greater Rochester International Airport has become.

Kyran Ashford started working at the airport over five years ago. But it didn’t take long for coworkers and passengers to discover Ashford wasn’t afraid of sharing his fun side.

“Its part of who I am,” said Ashford. “I like to come to work and give positive energy all around me whether it be my coworkers, passengers, friends, wherever I’m at. I like to make sure that character is shown throughout whoever I’m around.”

And then the video, taken by musician Terry McBride, went viral. Ashford calls it the “Kyran Twist.”

“I didn’t really see it going this far, but I’m excited about it and I’m glad I have such a positive outlook,” said Ashford.

Ashford said his work comes first, but when he has that extra five minutes it’s show time.

“People are flying out for so many different reasons so knowing that people could be flying out for a good reasons or bad reasons if I can just do something so small just to turn your day around and give you a smile, just to get ready to start your day then I’ve done my job,” said Ashford.

It’s safe to say he’s done a great job.

“It doesn’t matter what you’re doing — if you’re giving your best that you can be, you’ll enjoy yourself while you’re doing it,” said Ashford. “Life is too short to be walking around upset all the time or wanting to be stuck in pride or stuck in anger. Let it go. Make the best of your day and other people will see it, and it will turn their day around.”

This was not the first time, and Ashford says this most definitely won’t be the last time you see him out on the runway showing off his moves.

Click here to watch Ashford dance on the runway!

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