Seniors receive bouquet of roses from Rihanna after Viral TikTok

by Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime Show sent ripples throughout pop culture, from Justina Miles’ ASL performances At conversation it all started around motherhood and work. On top of that, it spawned a myriad of memes and reinterpretations, including wholesome versions. Residents of Arcadia Senior Living Bowling Green in Kentucky came together to record a TikTok paying tribute to Rihanna’s performance, and the result is stunning.

THE 12 second video features the Super Bowl remix of “Rude Boy” and a group of women all dressed in white, just like Rihanna’s backup dancers. They move to the sides (one with the help of a walker) to reveal Dora Martin, 87, who portrays Rihanna with a microphone and a red outfit, dancing happily to the music.

The video has gained over 30 million views and 3.7 million likes, and it has even found prominent fans. Rihanna and Jay-Z decided to send roses to the retirement home where the stars of the video reside. The delivery included 100 red roses with the message β€œWe love TikTok here at Roc Nation,” referring to its entertainment company, which boasts Rihanna on its artist roster.

The singer herself sent a bouquet of white roses with a card describing the video as “amazing”. The Arcadia Senior Living Bowling Green Team share a photo of the floral arrangement with the caption “The moment we were hoping for, Rihanna delivered!”

Buoyed by the video’s viral status, the flowers and kind words further uplifted older women. “It rejuvenates you to know that you can keep up with them”, Martin said regarding the response to her dancing in the video. β€œIt keeps you young. I feel like I’m 16. Β»

A group of older women from Arcadia Senior Living Bowling Green created a TikTok that paid tribute to Rihanna’s Super Bowl performance.

@arcadiasrlivingbg Our Halftime Show > Rihanna’s Halftime Show πŸ’ƒπŸͺ©πŸˆπŸ€πŸŽΆπŸŽ€ #seniorlivingcommunity #show at halftime #SuperBowl #Rihanna #fyp ♬ original sound – Brian Esperon

The singer got wind of it and sent them flowers with a card praising their performance.

Jay-Z also sent them 100 roses.

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h/t: [Complex]

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