Little Girls 'Whip/Nae Nae' in Wheelchairs and It's Everything (VIDEO)

You might've seen the dance craze known as the Whip/Nae Nae all over your social media. By now, everyone -- including their mama -- got in on the action. It's OK if you're tired of hearing about the Silento hit, but you really need to check out this awesome video of two young girls doing the Whip/Nae Nae dance in wheelchairs. Grab a pen and paper so you can take notes.


Video of Brooklyn and Mayli Gibson dancing to "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" has gone viral, and rightfully so. Outside of being too cute for words, the close friends (they aren't related) have no issue busting a move for the world to see. "We have frequent sleepovers and kitchen dance parties and this day [the day the video was shot] Brooklyn had just taught Mayli the Whip/Nae Nae," Sami Gibson, Mayli's mom, told ABC News. "We love the song and watch the videos and thought we'd join the fun."

As you can see from the video, these girls don't miss a beat as they twirl and flip their hair.

Both Mayli and Brooklyn suffer from Spina Bifida, a disabling birth defect of the spine that affects about eight babies born in the United States each day. It's quite apparent these girls refuse to be defined by a disability. In fact, that is what's so awesome about their video, as it helps to abolish stereotypes commonly associated with special needs children.

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Mayli's mom is the founder of Ayita (Cherokee for "first to dance"), a dance class and team for children in wheelchairs. "We want to give these kids a space where they won't feel so 'different' or stared at, or questioned," Sami writes on Ayita's GoFundMe page. Hoping to provide an outlet for kids with special needs to express themselves creatively, Sami desires to receive donations so more children can have fun like her daughter Mayli.

I love seeing videos like this that can break down barriers. This one seems especially fitting now that our children are heading back to school. No matter our differences, all of us share commonalities that make us more alike than separate.


Image via GoFundMe

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