109 years young! Virginia McLaurin celebrates birthday with D.C students
After video of her dancing with the Obamas at the White House became an internet sensation, Virginia McLaurin is likely the most famous centenarian in the country.
In one week, she will turn 109 years old but Tuesday she started celebrating early.
Grandma Virginia arrived to Brightwood Elementary school in Northwest D.C to celebrate with school children and the Harlem Globetrotters.
As she entered the school's gym in her wheelchair, everyone was star struck by her young spirit.
In honor of McLaurin’s 109th birthday, the Globetrotters have donated 109 tickets to underprivileged youth to see them perform.
McLaurin said "I don't know of anything that made me feel so happy to be with the children and the globetrotters. This is really joy to my heart."
Watch ABC7's Facebook Live of her birthday celebration at Brightwood Elementary.