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Where the Hell Is Matt?

I’ve been meaning to pass on this hilarious and at the same time inspiring video that Molly posted on her site:

A little background on this:  Matt is an average Joe who one day quit his job to trave through Asia.  One day he did his little dance and when the video was posted on YouTube he achieved quasi-celeb status.  He was then able to get a sponsorship from the folks at Stride Gum to travel the world and dance, which was followed by another dancing trip, but this time with locals joining him.  For more on Matt–who currently lives in Seattle!–go to his website.

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