Tazmania Crew wows all-star cheerleader, netizens

Filipino dance group Tazmania Crew wowed netizens and an all-star cheerleader for showing their amazing tumbling moves in a viral video.

Their video, which was taken in Barangay Binakayan in Kawit, Cavite, was posted Thursday on Facebook by popular athlete Gabi Butler with the following caption:

I wanted to share this amazing video of these boys tumbling in the roughest of places. It made me think about how priveledged we are to be cheering on spring floors. I will never complain again about a spring floor being too stiff. Props to these guys. They are amazing."

The video already got more than 19,300 likes, 17,200 shares and 1.1 million views as of 7 p.m. today.

Although they have been joining talent search competitions on television and dance contests held in various towns mostly in Luzon, this is the first time (as far as we can recall) that Tazmania Crew became a trending topic on social media.

The reason is that the group captured the hearts of Butler and her followers for making the most of what they got sans the necessary facilities. They received nothing but praises from netizens.

Here are some of the comments:

Brian Ian Day: "When you don't have anything, you just make the most out of what you have. I didn't grow up in an area like this (this is in the Philippines), but I can definitely appreciate working hard despite lack of a "standard" facility."

Rafael Williamson: "Set these guys up for greatness they're very good. Sign them up to be gymnast not on a cheer team. With the right Coach they can go to the Olympics. They certainly have the talent here using old Cardboard and foam cushions."

Shade Stevens: "These kids are amazing!!! I'm in gymnastics and can barely flip on a spring floor, I greatly admire these kids. I can't imagine how high their flips would be on a spring floor. This is awesome!"

Jomet Illustrisimo Desabille: "Pinoys are the epitome of perseverance and dedication. These guys are the living proof. Great athletes aren't made in the gym, they are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, dream and hardwork despite the fact that they lack of everything."