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Cheer dad goes viral after performing his daughter s cheerleading routine at a Virginia high school football game

A Facebook video of this cheer dad went viral, gathering over 4 million views in a week after he performed his daughter s cheerleading routine from the stands of a Virginia high school football game. Rolland Hekili Holland pulled off each move of the dance seamlessly at the York High School football game — but not without putting in hard work behind the scenes. While most kids get embarrassed by their extra parents, 15-year-old Mackenzi, Holland s daughter, told TODAY that she was proud of her dad for learning the routine. Visit Insider s homepage for more stories. A video of this cheer dad went viral after he performed his daughter s cheerleading routine from the stands of a Virginia high school football game. The video, posted to Facebook by another parent at the football game, has since garnered over 4 million views since last Friday. Rolland Hekili Holland pulled off each move of the dance seamlessly at the York High School football game — but not without putting in hard work behind the scenes. Holland told the TODAY show in an interview that he practiced the dance for 20 to 30 minutes at a time since he started learning it a few weeks prior. He explained to TODAY that he wasn t aware of his internet fame until his 15-year-old daughter, Mackenzi, showed him the video. Mackenzi came in the room and said, Dad, you re on Facebook! You ve gotten 4,000 views in the last hour! And it has just grown from there, he said. I m a fun-loving guy. If you talk to my wife or any friend of mine, they ll tell you I m a little extra at times.   While most kids get embarrassed by their extra parents, 15-year-old Mackenzi, Holland s daughter, told TODA Y that she was proud of her dad for learning the routine. A lot of people think I would have been embarrassed, but I m really not, she said. I m just proud that my dad s here and that he s doing everything with me. The video was not only well-received online, but in the town of Yorktown, Virginia, as well. Holland told TODAY that three high schoolers from a neighboring school were killed in a car accident, and the cheer dad video helped uplift the community as a whole. There are three schools in our community that are really close to each other, Holland said. On the weekend prior to the game, unfortunately, three players from another high school were killed in a car accident, so it was a very somber week leading up to it. People have reached out saying this was what the community needed and that it provided a bit of hope and help with overcoming that sadness. Read more: Fathers of cheerleading squad surprised their kids with a cheer routine of their own 22 celebrities who used to be cheerleaders Here s how NFL cheerleader uniforms have evolved over 50 years North Korea has a state-trained cheerleading squad of 200 women — and they just arrived in Pyeongchang in matching red coats NFL cheerleaders reveal what it s really like to have their job Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not know

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