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WATCH: Daddy-daughter dance routine at Detroit Mercy wins Twitter's heart

Video has garnered over 200K views on Twitter, Facebook

The pair's routine at the University of Detroit Mercy was met with deafening applause, both in person and online. (Detroit PAL)
The pair's routine at the University of Detroit Mercy was met with deafening applause, both in person and online. (Detroit PAL)

DETROIT – A video of a father and daughter's dance routine at University of Detroit Mercy has been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook this week. 

The duo, Sam Walker and Samya McLaughlin, took part in Detroit PAL's annual cheer competition's daddy-daughter category on Oct. 20. Detroit PAL, in partnership with the Detroit Police Department, is a nonprofit organization that provides athletic, academic and leadership development programming for youth. 

The 30-second video, posted on Twitter by Janaè Griggs, starts with the pair's take on a classic Detroit dance style that originated in the 1970s, the Jit, topped off with a flip that's met with the crowd's deafening applause. 

Watch the routine below: