For the past month or so, my boyfriend and I have had this inside joke thing where one of us will surprise the other with an animated GIF of AB Soto dancing whenever one of us is sad or stressed-out or otherwise feeling blue. It’s uncanny how effective Soto’s dancing is at instantly cheering us up. Like, it’s impossible to gaze upon this glittery master of cha-cha and not smile.
If our household is any indication, I’m guessing most of the AFC community is having a really rough Monday. We’re all still grieving the 50, mostly Latinx, queer people who were murdered in Orlando yesterday morning. And most of the internet seems to have an agenda that’s anything but helpful to the healing process. But it’s probably healthy to give your face’s crying/arguing muscles a break. To that end, I’m sharing my cheering-up secret strategy with you all. Here’s a collection of AB Soto dancing GIFs that are guaranteed to make you smile. We all need some queer Mexican-American sparkle magic to remind us that the world isn’t entirely horrible, and that gay nightlife is totally worth fighting for, no matter how scary going out seems right now.
More than a dozen dancing AB Soto GIFs, after the jump: