‘Cheer dad’ goes viral after performing his daughter’s cheerleading routine at a Virginia high school football game


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A Facebook video of this “cheer dad” went viral, gathering over 4 million views in a week after he performed his daughter’s cheerleading routine from the stands of a Virginia high school football game.
Rolland “Hekili” Holland pulled off each move of the dance seamlessly at the York High School football game — but not without putting in hard work behind the scenes.
While most kids get embarrassed by their “extra” parents, 15-year-old Mackenzi, Holland’s daughter, told TODAY that she was proud of her dad for learning the routine.
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A video of this “cheer dad” went viral after he performed his daughter’s cheerleading routine from the stands of a Virginia high school football game.

The video, posted to Facebook by another parent at the football game, has since garnered over 4 million views since last Friday.

Rolland “Hekili” Holland pulled off each move of the dance seamlessly at the York High School football game — but not without putting in hard work behind the scenes.

Holland told the “TODAY” show in an interview that he practiced the dance for 20 to 30 minutes at a time since he started learning it a few weeks prior.

He explained to “TODAY” that he wasn’t aware of his internet fame until his 15-year-old daughter, Mackenzi, showed him the video.

“Mackenzi came in the room and said, ‘Dad, you’re on Facebook! You’ve gotten 4,000 views in the last hour!’ And it has just grown from there,” he said. “I’m a fun-loving guy. If you talk to my wife or any friend of mine, they’ll tell you I’m a little extra at times.”

While most kids get embarrassed by their “extra” parents, 15-year-old Mackenzi, Holland’s daughter, told “TODA”Y that she was proud of her dad for learning the routine.

“A lot of people think I would have been embarrassed, but I’m really not,” she said. “I’m just proud that my dad’s here and that he’s doing everything with me.”

The video was not only well-received online, but in the town of Yorktown, Virginia, as well. Holland told “TODAY” that three high schoolers from a neighboring school were killed in a car accident, and the “cheer dad” video helped uplift the community as a whole.

“There are three schools in our community that are really close to each other,” Holland said. “On the weekend prior to the game, unfortunately, three players from another high school were killed in a car …read more


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