A video of Rolland Holland performing the same cheerleading routine as his daughter from the stands at a York High School football game in the United States has gone viral, but the dad says having more than three million people view his moves on Facebook isn’t the most important thing that’s come from learning the routine.
There are three schools in our community that are really close to each other,” Holland explained in an interview. “On the weekend prior to the game, unfortunately, three players from another high school were killed in a car accident, so it was a very somber week leading up to it. People have reached out saying this was what the community needed and that it provided a bit of hope and help with overcoming that sadness.”
Holland, who has three daughters ranging in age from 5 to 15, says he asked his daughter, Mackenzie, to teach him her routine a few weeks ago — practicing for 20 or 30 minutes at a time until he had it down. At the game he began performing it along with the squad from his seat in the bleachers a few games back. Holland and his wife, Lindsey, had seen people videoing him with their phones during his antics, but hadn’t paid much attention.
After the game, his daughter Mackenzie came rushing to him saying: Dad, you’re on Facebook!” Most teens would be super embarrassed, but Mackenzie says seeing her father go viral has been fun for her and her cheerleading squad. “I’m just proud that my dad’s here and that he’s doing everything with me.”
This guy right here needs to go viral. By far CHEER DAD OF THE YEAR!!!!!! This dude rocks!!!! GO YORK FALCONS!!!! #cheerdad #countyneededthis #tabbstrong
Posted by Scott Willard on Friday, 1 November 2019