When two police officers shared their epic dance video recently, the internet came out in droves to compliment them. Their Git Up Challenge was both hilarious and heartwarming at the same time, partly because of how seriously most people view the men and women of law enforcement.
We often see police officers as super serious and stern, however, in this case, it’s totally the opposite.
After this video, you’ll be second-guessing yourself and everything you thought you knew about the police for a long time. In fact, if you were ever to encounter these two pleasant officers, you might be more likely to end up in a spontaneous dance-off than in the back seat of a cruiser.
First, though, a little bit of history…
“The Git Up” was a song by Blanco Brown that inspired ordinary people from all over the world to get up and dance. During the challenge, even some of the police officers out there stepped onto the dance floor.
However, no one performance warmed our hearts quite like that of the two officers from The Alcoa Police Department.
They definitely have moves, that’s for sure!
They’re located just south of Knoxville, Tennessee, an area where country rhythms thrive.
People have been out two-stepping at the local honky-tonks in the southern US for generations now.
Yet, the Git Up Challenge provides a whole new meaning to the term “two-step”, with its smooth hip-hip inspired beat infused with that awesome country twang we all know and love. Once the dancers get involved, it never fails to bring a smile to our faces.
One of the best parts is how so many people from different walks of life are participating in the challenge.
Brown’s music video for his hit song features a variety of dancers that all have one thing in common – they’re simply having fun busting a move.
We already know that cops have a fun-side because of 2018’s Lip-Sync Challenge.
It showed police departments across the nation all singing along to their favorite tunes in the silliest fashion.
Therefore, it’s not very surprising that some of our officers in blue decided to demonstrate that they can “get down” to “The Git Up” too. We’ve seen a cop show off his skills at home, and a group of school officers heat up a pep-assembly with their cowboy moves.
This time though, it’s a Git Up Challenge duet starring officers from Alcoa, Tennessee. It takes place in front of their vehicles, with a big city bridge in the background.
According to music artist, Blanco Brown, there are a couple of important rules for doing “The Git Up.”
During his dance tutorial he says:
“Two rules, have fun and have something to drink in your hand.”
As officers of the law, they weren’t about to do any rule-breaking. They each are holding a water bottle in their hand and appear to be having a blast during the performance. And how could they not? Not only is the song entertaining, but the dance is too.
Together they dance side by side, showing they’ve obviously been practicing “The Git Up” at home.
They also have their flashing lights going on their vehicles for added flare, but are they any good? I’d have to say they’re pretty amazing – especially with all of the police equipment on their hips (definitely extra points for that).
When the video was uploaded to YouTube the caption read:
“Happy 4th of July from the Alcoa Police Department! Happy 100 years of excellence City of Alcoa! “
In the end, there’s a special move that for many viewers would be like a cherry on top.
The male officer turns around and performs a little twerk. By no surprise, the video’s left a lot of people smiling. One woman named Vicki wrote:
“My happy place!! I could watch this all day!! Great fun!! Thanks Alcoa PD!!”
It’s a Git Up Challenge video that might just move onto your list of favorites.
Check out the video below to witness the two officers boogie for yourself!
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