Dick Van Dyke Stole Our Hearts Once Again
Holly Reyes 2/25/2016
Dick Van Dyke has a knack for blowing us away with his talent through the years, and this performance was no exception. ABC's salute to Disney was his perfect chance to appear before an audience again, and remind us all how much we love Mary Poppin's “Step in Time." Watching him dance, it's unbelievable that he is already 90 years old when he blends in flawlessly with the younger crowd, yet he never fails to wow the audience. With a great big smile, and an energetic step, he captured the audience the moment he stepped foot onstage.
He didn't have to do anything at all but just be there for the audience to begin cheering, but when he began dancing, they couldn't even control themselves. Though the performance was under a minute long, he made every second count.
Confetti burst through the air when the performance came to the ending, but even all the glitter and commotion couldn't take away from that contagious smile of his. Seeing him laugh and enjoy the moment was more enjoyable than the performance itself. Standing among the young men onstage, you can't help but sense he himself felt like a kid again.