February 11 was her due date, but her baby boy wasn’t showing any signs of emerging soon. So a pregnant Florida mom decided to try to give her son a little boost — with an awesome Michael Jackson-inspired dance.
“Someone told me that ‘Thriller’ would induce labor,” Bonnie Northsea, 32, wrote in a Facebook post this past Wednesday, referring to Jackson’s ’80s hit (and iconic music video). “Here I am on my due date 40 weeks looking like a fool. I’m so awesome!”
Northsea, who has a 3-year-old son, told Yahoo Parenting that she decided to record herself attempting the “Thriller” dance routine so that she could share the clip with her friends. “I thought it would be something cute to make my friends laugh on Facebook,” she said.
It’s only been a few days since Northsea posted the video to Facebook, but her dance routine has already been watched more than a million times. She’s also uploaded the video to YouTube, where it’s amassed another 130,000 views.
As of Sunday, it doesn’t look like Northsea has gone into labor yet — at least, there’s nothing on her Facebook page about it. Still, she has said, the video has been tremendously helpful in an entirely different way.
“My husband is fighting a battle with testicular cancer (just diagnosed a month ago) so it has been difficult emotionally recently,” she wrote on YouTube. “This video really helped as it caused me to laugh over and over again.”