While officials have treated public health recommendations with the utmost seriousness, they've also found creative ways to keep the public entertained. These moments of levity break up the dreary daily torrent of bad news and often attract thousands of views, comments, and shares on social media. This is exactly what Gatineau police (SPVG) achieved in a now-viral dance video.\nIn the clip posted to Facebook on April 29, four local officers break out in dance in front of their vehicle to the tune of the 80's cult song, "Bad Boys."\nYou can't help but smile when you see the serious-looking uniformed officers follow choreography inspired by the best hip-hop music videos.\nThe video was a response to a challenge from Special Olympics Canada.\nEach year, on International Dance Day, the committee organizes events to encourage the inclusion of people living with mental disabilities.\nThough these activities were cancelled this year, the Gatineau police still wanted to support the cause.\n"We are proud to support the 49,600 athletes and 22,000 volunteers of Special Olympics #Canada by accepting their invitation to encourage the social inclusion of people of all abilities as part of International Dance Day," the SPVG explains in the video post.\nSPVG : Olympiques spéciaux Canada - Journée internationale de la danse💃🕺 Pratiquons la distanciation physique tout en brisant l’isolement social avec quelques pas de danse virtuels! \n\nNous sommes fiers d'appuyer les 49 600 athlètes et 22 000 bénévoles d'Olympiques spéciaux #Canada en acceptant leur invitation à encourager l’inclusion sociale des personnes de toutes les habiletés dans le cadre de la Journée internationale de la danse. \n\nÀ défaut de pouvoir appuyer la cause en personne, puisque les activités sont suspendues en raison de la pandémie, il n’y a rien de mieux qu’un petit moment de joie qui nous unit d’un océan à l’autre! 🎶🌎\n\nMerci à nos chorégraphes bénévoles, les B-Twins du Studio de danse MV!\n\n#JournéeInternationaleDeLaDanse #InternationalDanceDay \nSpecial Olympics CanadaPosted by Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau on Wednesday, April 29, 2020\nThe police service also thanked Gatineau dance studio Mylène Voyer for teaching the choreography to its officers.\nOn Facebook, the video has quickly gone viral, earning over 3,000 reactions, 2,000 shares, and 1,000 comments at the time of writing.\nBelow the video, commenters have praised the initiative and the willingness of the Gatineau officers to have some fun and spread joy.\nService de police de la Ville de Gatineau | Facebook\n"You're not afraid of ridicule!" one individual exclaimed.\n"We are ready to do anything (or almost anything) for a good cause and to make you smile!" the SPVG responded.\nIf you’ve never participated in a Special Olympics Dance Party, you’re missing out!\n\nToday is #InternationalDanceDay, so...Posted by Special Olympics Canada on Wednesday, April 29, 2020\nStay tuned for more news.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.