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One charming couple is proving to the rest of the world that you're never too old to party.
A Polish couple in their late 70s shocked club-goers when they danced until 5 a.m. on Sunday night at Fabric, a nightclub in London. Their story went viral after the club's DJ posted a photo with the couple on social media.
DJ Jacob Hansen told TODAY he initially thought the couple was lost when he spotted them on the stairs, right as the party was starting at 10 p.m.
"They were walking really slowly — she was using a crutch," he said. "I stopped and said, 'Are you OK?' And they just smiled at me and nodded and proceeded downstairs. So I ran up to the door and asked security, and they said, yeah, they bought tickets."
The couple didn't speak English, so Hansen found someone who spoke Polish to translate.
He learned that they were from Warsaw and visiting London to see their daughter.
They had purchased tickets to the techno-house dance party he runs, called WetYourSelf, after reading a review of the club, he said.
"I gave them a couple drink tickets," said Hansen, 35. "They cashed them in and got a couple tequila shots, and she gave me a high-five. Then they went down to the dance floor."
“She was kind of holding on to him while they were dancing,” he continued. “And then he sat down and he went out by himself and caught a few dances with the younger girls.”
Later, the couple switched to tea, and sat for a while at a table in a closed VIP section that overlooked the club's dance floor (pictured above), he said.
The couple had planned to stay all night and take the tube home after the party ended, at 6 a.m. But Hansen insisted they take a cab instead.
“I didn’t want them to sit there if they didn’t enjoy it,” he said. “I told them they could take a cab any time. But they stayed until 5 anyway.”
Now the couple has fans of their own. Since Hansen posted the photo, people across the world have been applauding them, inspired by their joyful attitudes and eagerness to have fun, despite their age.
He’s also trying to track them down, and hopes the media coverage helps: “Their picture is everywhere!”
While rave culture can sometime get a bad rap, Hansen said he hopes this story shows how positivity is at the heart of the parties.
“People look after each other,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who you are — young people or old people.”
But above all, the mystery couple is proof that age is just a number.
“Music doesn’t grow old and neither does your appreciation of it,” Hansen said. “As long as you can move your feet, you can dance. Nothing should stop you from going out. We certainly won’t stop you here!”