The airline passenger who became an online sensation for dancing throughout the Atlanta airport says she "absolutely did not" expect her video to go viral.
"When I woke up one morning and it had almost 9 million views, it felt like a dream," Katie Gould told Fox News.
Gould had missed her flight out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and needed to kill time — around four hours of it — while waiting on another plane to Milwaukee. But instead of turning to Netflix, the creative law student proceeded to dance around the air hub and film a montage of her smooth moves. She then shared it on Twitter, where it has become a viral sensation with nearly 9 million views.
"I've always just been really into dancing. All of my friends, when they bring me out to just dance, or hang out with them, they always just laugh at how I can turn any song into a choreographed dance routine," Gould added.
“I just decided to put my phone in random places and film myself doing little dances. My mom is a flight attendant so I know my way around the airport very well,” Gould also told Travel + Leisure. "I just spent the next four hours waiting on my next flight by going to different gates and dancing!”
Setting the soundtrack to Hall & Oates' 1980 hit “You Make My Dreams," Gould shimmied, two-stepped, bopped and even flossed around the airport. Her funny footage even featured a guest star: her cat, Bowie.
Gould's routine has won great praise on social media, sparking over 363,000 likes and 62,000 comments. Fans were particularly enchanted by her feline companion, and even Hall & Oates responded, too.
“Impressive you can dance that long!” reps for the musical duo wrote online.
In the days since, Gould says she still cannot believe that the video went as far and wide as it did.
“I was pretty frustrated that whole day with missing my flight, but doing something fun and silly really helped remind me not to take life too seriously,” she told Travel + Leisure. “I'm just glad it made so many people happy!”
Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.