This “Whip/Nae Nae” Flash Mob for a Cancer Patient is Perfect

posted: 08/13/15
by: Courtney Reimer

What do you get when you mix together a flash mob, one of the most viral dance trends we've see lately and a sweet cancer patient story? You get a pretty sweet video.

The story goes like this: 12-year-old Sophia Petikas came to Shreveport, Louisiana's Willis-Knighton Cancer Center to treat tumors on her spine. One of the nurses there knew how much she loved the "Whip/Nae Nae" song and dance, so he promised her he'd learn how to do it in time for her final treatment. What he didn't tell her is that he would also teach the rest of the staff how to do it. The result was a flash-mob surprise for her that's worthy of all the shares it's getting.

"She was just overwhelmed and really surprised, and it was overwhelming for me and my husband,'' Sophia's mother, Julia Petikas, told Today.com. "We're happy that they did it for her and it's making so many other people feel good."