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Monday Cute: Zola the Gorilla Is Joy Personified—Er, Gorilla-fied—Dancing to “Maniac” From Flashdance

It’s of the utmost urgency that we revisit something really important that we retweeted last week, as we need to make sure you didn’t miss it. Zola, a gorilla at the Dallas Zoo, has become a viral sensation thanks to some fancy footwork and some well-timed water-splashing. Not to mention an assist from a Twitter user editing in the perfect song choice like a boss. And this is important, because it is awesome.

We came across this clip thanks to Kristina Lucare on Twitter, but the edit of this majestic gorilla dancing was set to Michael Sembello’s “Maniac” from the soundtrack to the 1980s film, Flashdance, is by @bobhagh. It’s perfection. It’s basically Joy Incarnate in 16 seconds of video footage.

Inspired by Hagh’s work, the Huffington Post put together other edits. I’m partial to disco:

Keep dancing, Zola! You’re an inspiration to us all!

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