Technically this is a story about a computer animated critter based on a children’s storybook critter, which was based on a real life critter.
But for your viewing pleasure, behold Winnie the Pooh cutting a rug on a virtual dance floor. Twitter is proving to be the coolest space on the internet for @Dancing_Winnie. That’s where this particular Pooh bear is celebrating life’s everyday accomplishments by simply dancing.
And Dancing Winnie, for the record, has selected Hotel Room Service by Pitbull as his preferred jam.
— Dancing Winnie (@Dancing_Winnie) January 30, 2017
And of course, it has spawned imitators. Because what would the internet be without memes?
— Hood Winnie Dancing (@WinnieDancingTo) January 31, 2017
— OLBAP (@PabloSalinas24) January 30, 2017
— Dancing Pooh 🍯 (@DanceWinniePooh) January 30, 2017
Winnie of course is based on the books by author A.A. Milne, who created the character after see in a black bear at the London Zoo. The bear wound up in England during the First World War thanks to a Canadian Lieutenant named Harry Colebourn who bought the bear from a hunter and named it =”Winnie” after the city of Winnipeg where the soldier once lived.
— Wheels Beaton (@wheelsbeaton) February 1, 2017
I just spent 10 minutes laughing at these #dancingwinnie videos
— Madi 🌀 (@madipaige11) February 1, 2017
And, so did we.