Security Cam Captures a homeless woman doing a Happy Dance After passing a Job Interview
Homeless Woman,Kayallah Jones Finds a Job After Months Of Looking, She Was Captured On Camera Dancing With Joy
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Restaurant manager Dakara Spence had just offered a job to Kayallah Jones, who simply couldn’t contain her joy. The security cameras caught the new recruit’s “happy dance” and it went viral.
It’s not often that I’m overjoyed at the prospect of learning to dance, but that’s just because I’m not very good at it. Having said that, there have been occasions in my life when I have been so excited about something that I have physically shouted out in glee, so believe me when I say that I understand folks who perform happy dances.
One of the worst feelings in the world is not being able to find work. It’s a frustrating process, and the sense of urgency is amplified if you haven’t worked in a long. This can be really frightening.
In the two years she was homeless, she lost more than one job due to the pandemic. After an interview with Dakara Spence, the manager of Decatur’s “The Spot,” Kayallah was offered a job. During the interview, Dakara noticed something special about Kayallah. “I was struck by her energy the moment she walked in. She seemed really positive,” said Dakara.
The video has also spread to Twitter and TikTok, and has been viewed over 20 million times overall. In the few days since the video has been uploaded, Spence and Jones have made an appearance on Ellen and have received an outpouring of support, demonstrating another example of the life-changing effects of when a dance video goes viral.
When asked about the video and when/how to properly use a “happy dance” Jones responded, “Anytime they’re happy, anytime you get a blessing, anytime you had a great opportunity and you have something that you were working towards for years or months, or praying for.” The video serves as a reference for needing to see some joyful moments in 2020 or simply to just affirm our own personal “happy dances.”
“I gave her my number and told her I was going to hire her and I saw your happy dance so you can keep dancing,” Dakara said.
Dakara posted the video on Instagram, where it has since gone viral, and Kallayah is officially now a server at “The Spot.” In her words, Dakara had no idea how much she had been through. “I was elated, excited and so overwhelmed that nobody understood how happy I was,” said Kayallah, who performed her happy dance, see it in the video