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Unique Eid greeting from Malaysian family goes viral as they take part in the 'Think About Things' challenge

Adam Imanullah uploaded a 34-second video clip of him and his family dancing along to the Icelandic song

Adam Imanullah and his family have gone viral for a dance clip uploaded to Twitter.
Adam Imanullah and his family have gone viral for a dance clip uploaded to Twitter.

Even though Eid may be a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, one family in Malaysia has used the extra time at home to work on creating a rather unique Eid greeting.

Adam Imanullah uploaded a short video to Twitter showing his family bopping along to Think About Things by Dadi Freyr. The catchy tune was Iceland’s entry in Eurovision 2020.

"Salam Aidilfitri from my family to yours!" wrote Imanullah on Twitter. Salam aidilfitri is a common greeting during Eid in some South-east Asian countries.

The 34-second clip was uploaded on Sunday, May 24, and has gone viral after being viewed more than 7 million times. It has been retweeted more than 153,000 times and had 553,000 likes at the time of writing.

Watch the video in full here:

In the video, Imanullah, his sister and parents are seen moving in perfect coordination to the beats of the song while wearing traditional Malaysian dress.

A number of users on the social media platform expressed how impressed they were with the whole thing:

The family was taking part in what is known as the Think About Things dance challenge, which requires participants to perform a co-ordinated dance replete with bobbing movements.

There are about 55,000 videos of people who have shared their own version on the TikTok app. Even Hollywood star Jennifer Garner has got in on the action.

This isn't the first time the song has caused a stir on social media. Earlier this year, in February, it went viral among European media stars ahead of the Eurovision final. Actor Russell Crowe also tweeted his support of the song.

Updated: May 26, 2020 11:15 AM

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