There is a dancing man in Parktown that has brought daily joy to Nicolyn Evans and her children; she wants to share how his actions brighten her daily commute.
Parktown, Johannesburg (15 March 2021) – Nicolyn Evans noticed a guy dancing at the intersection close to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown shortly after the first hard lockdown ended. She then saw him there every day for the rest of the week.
The hard lockdown had been hard on many South Africans, and seeing this man, waving his South African flag and dancing without a worry, Nicolyn let go of the breath she had been holding. This man brought her a sense of relief and calm.
“Ever since the first hard lockdown lifted and I started driving my kid’s back to school, we’ve seen this guy dancing at this intersection basically every morning! We pass him at about 7 am, and he is always waving his South African flag! I don’t know his story, but his energy gives us energy!”
Now each day, when the family see the Parktown Dancing Man, they feel the joy and calm he brings to the people around him.
They don’t know his story or his name, but he has been a constant source of joy for the last year, and Nicolyn hopes that others have felt this too.
Have you seen the Parktown Dancing man? Do you know his story? You can share your experience in the comment section.