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Orlando Sheriff's Office Gets Down In Hilarious 'Keep Dancing' Video

They're busting more than just crime.

Weeks after responding to tragedy at an Orlando nightclub, the Orange County Sheriff's Office is once again performing double duty -- this time with an 

uplifting dance video "to keep Orlando smiling." 

In the hilarious three-minute video, posted Friday, hundreds of OCSO employees bust a move as part of the "Keep Dancing Orlando" challenge.

Sheriff Jerry Demings is the first to call his employees to the floor during the opening -- a mock press conference where he promises an "important announcement."

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings breaks into dance with his staff after calling a press conference.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings breaks into dance with his staff after calling a press conference.

"I want to keep Orlando smiling!" he says before turning on a boom box playing Whitney Houston's ’80s hit "Dance With Somebody."

The reporters in the room appear momentarily confused before they toss their notepads into the air and join in.

The video includes appearances from the sheriff's K-9 and forensics units, whose members dance with yellow crime tape, the county court and what appears to be 911 dispatch. Even a dancing horse and helicopter get in on the action.

A uniformed man is waves around a judge's gavel as his companions dance wildly around him.
A uniformed man is waves around a judge's gavel as his companions dance wildly around him.

As of Sunday the video has been viewed more than 2.5 million times.

"Recently Sheriff Demings and the men and women of the OCSO were invited to participate in the ‪#‎KeepDancingOrlando‬ challenge, which came about as a way to channel positive energy and honor the 49 victims of the Pulse tragedy by dancing in tribute to their memories," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook with the video. "Hundreds of OCSO employees came together as a unit, group or individually to demonstrate that we stand together united with our community and as Americans. We remain Orlando United; Keep Dancing Orlando!!"  

Members of the OCSO's forensic team are seen finding a positive use for yellow crime tape.
Members of the OCSO's forensic team are seen finding a positive use for yellow crime tape.

The sheriff's office went on to challenge Orlando's police department and city government to create their own "Keep Dancing Orlando" video.

Animal lovers looking to get their fix can also check out some fancy four-legged footwork from the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, which also posted a video to its Facebook page Friday. (Keep your eyes open for the dancing kitten at the 24-second mark.)

"The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando has served the community for nearly 80 years in good times and bad," they wrote with the video upload. "We're honored to celebrate the spirit of our wonderful city... #KeepDancingOrlando!"

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