Lonely street dog approaches parked car blaring dance music. When the dog does this? I didn’t see that coming.

It’s an instinct no matter where you are. You can be walking somewhere, standing in line at a store, or even just sitting at your desk doing some work. Then it happens: One of your favorite songs comes on either the radio, streaming station or your MP3 player. That can mean only one thing… time to dance.

A dog was captured on video doing just that recently. It’s ambling towards a sidewalk when music booming from an open car catches its attention. Almost like it’s auditioning for a talent show, the dog starts bouncing up and down to the beat of the music. It’s almost hypnotic to watch. The dog’s joy is infectious. It wouldn’t have surprised me to suddenly see a dance party start up. Had this happened in the 1980’s, MTV might have aired a whole video around the tune.

What can we learn from this? Some may say that it’s just the dog acting out its instincts and nothing else. It looks more like the dog is sharing its joy with everyone around it. That’s what music is for, isn’t it? To make everyone feel good? True, there are some ballads that just make us want to sit around morosely and drink, but for the most part, people play music to get people moving. Nothing wrong with that.

In fact, this video’s like a ray of sun on my face. Watching it made a grin spread across my face and it didn’t go away for most of the day. It effectively counteracted the gloominess of the weather. While others walked around glumly, I had an extra kick to my step. No, I didn’t bounce around like that dog, but I came darn close to doing so. Hopefully, this video has the same effect on you as it did for me.

I wanted to snap my fingers along with the song while viewing the video. Does it make you feel the same way? Let us know. We want to hear from you!