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Mystery dancing grandpa becomes a global sensation

The old man receives surprised cheers as he begins his routine. Credit: Edgard Eleuterio Daza/Facebook

An elderly man has become the focus of global attention after a video of his sensational dancing attracted almost a million shares on Facebook.

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The unidentified man is seen offering some surprisingly modern moves to Bill Haley and the Comets' Rock Around the Clock, and even throws off his crutches has he gets into his groove.

Shortly into the dance, the man throws off his crutches. Credit: Edgard Eleuterio Daza/Facebook

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the hit video has prompted a number of YouTube spinoffs.

ITV News has been in touch in an attempt to identify the mystery man, but has as yet received no response.