This tap dancing seagull is an American hero

One of my favorite parts of most beaches on the East Coast is how often seagulls go absolutely nuts trying to steal food from people. They’re by far the #1 pick in my imaginary Bird Draft. So this video of a tap dancing seagull? All in.

Sure this bird might just have OCD but it’s much more adorable if we pretend that he just spent the morning watching Shirley Temple dance with Bill Bojangles and decided to give it a shot for himself. The pre-Civil Rights chemistry between that black man and that super white girl didn’t only move humans, you know.

UPDATE: According to a YouTube user, birds do this to “confuse worms…that it is raining so they come to the surface.” Sticking with the tap dancing motif, personally, but you can choose to acknowledge correct information if you’d like.