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A flashmob (or flash mob) is a group of people that get together spontaneously in public and perform something unusual for a short period of time, like a choreographed dance or freeze on cue, and then quickly leave when it’s all over. We’ve all seen one or another and we all have been moved by them. Whether meant to commemorate something or performed as a great marketing gimmick, flash mobs are memorable because of their spontaneous, joyful nature. There are so many fantastic examples, but this list features some of our favorites. Prepare to feel good.

Som Sabadell

On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell of Spain, they decided to celebrate with a flash mob performance of 100 people from the Vallès Symphony Orchestra, the Lieder, Amics de l’Òpera and Coral Belles Arts choirs.

Michael Jackson Tribute

This flash mob was a tribute to the King of Pop that took place in Stockholm’s Sergel Square, where over 300 dancers learned the dance routine in under half an hour and performed it an hour later.

Russian Bride and Groom

Hundreds of dancers, acrobats, and even a bride and groom got together for this flash mob in Moscow in 2012.

T-Mobile, Welcome Back

In this flashmob that T-Mobile staged in London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, several dancers and musicians welcomed home guests in an unforgettable way.

Glee, 2011

For the past four years, Glee fans of Seattle have hosted an annual Glee flash mob. The 2011 edition featured dancers in three separate locations, making it one of the biggest flashmobs ever.

Frozen Grand Central Station

Improve Everywhere is known for pulling spontaneous stunts all over New York City. In this flashmob, over 200 people froze on cue in the middle of Grand Central Station.

Sound of Music

What started off with just a man and a little girl, turned into over 200 people performing Do Re Mi in Antwerp Central Station in Belgium.

Disney Proposal

This Orlando man staged a flashmob in Downtown Disney to propose to his girlfriend of five years (so sweet!).

TV with Giselle Bundchen

The Brazilian supermodel participated in this flashmob at Sao Paolo Airport that was used to promote Sky TV in high definition.

Breast Cancer, I Believe

This tribute to those affected by breast cancer might leave you needing a tissue. You’ve been warned.

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