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‘This guy HAS THE MOVES’: Kevin Bacon praises ‘Footloose’ Cape Cod health care worker

Updated: Mar 26, 2023

"I hope this brings you as much joy as it does me."


March 28, 2020


Jonathan Thompson has it — just ask Kevin Bacon.


Thompson, a Cape Cod Healthcare worker from West Yarmouth, broke out his best “Footloose” rendition while wearing his scrubs in a YouTube video this week, and his smooth swagger apparently caught the attention of the movie’s star himself.


“This guy HAS THE MOVES,” Bacon wrote on Instagram, sharing Thompson’s video. “I hope this brings you as much joy as it does me.”


In the video, Thompson says he’s just about to leave work, but wants to offer his viewers a sneak peak of how he’ll feel once the stay-at-home advisory is over.


“When this whole thing is lifted, this is how we’re going to celebrate,” he says, before breaking out his moves.


Thompson, who shares positive messages online daily through JT’s Chronicles, said in a Facebook video Saturday that Bacon picked up the dance video after Thompson’s sister-in-law tweeted it.


“When a friend told me that Kevin Bacon found my video, I thought they were lying,” Thompson told The Boston Herald. “Now I’m getting messages as far away as France from people thanking me for sharing some positivity during this challenging time.”


Bacon is grateful, too.


“We’re so lucky to have so many special folks like him working so hard to keep us safe and well during this time,” the actor wrote. “How bout we have a big dance party after this is all over?”

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