New Zealand declared itself officially coronavirus-free this week, lifting all domestic COVID-19 restrictions and allowing Kiwis to resume tossing jewellery into volcanoes and zorbing. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was understandably pleased, stating that she “did a little dance” when she found out the country had no more active cases.
“I showed Neve, she was caught a little by surprise but she joined in having absolutely no idea why I was dancing around the lounge but enjoying it nonetheless,” Arden said, referring to her two-year-old daughter.
As far as we know, no footage of Arden’s lounge room victory dance exists (though it was probably adorable). In lieu of this, YouTuber GCSBro has edited together an artistic interpretation of the joyous moment, superimposing Arden’s head onto a clip of Hugh Grant dancing in the 2003 film Love Actually. Grant played the British prime minister, who in one now-iconic scene grooved his way through 10 Downing Street to the Pointer Sisters’ “Jump (For My Love).”
New Zealand’s director-general of health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield also makes an appearance GCSBro’s parody, with his face edited onto the staffer who catches Grant mid-boogie. Bloomfield said that while he was “not quite as good a dancer as the prime minister,” he smiled when he heard the good news.