Dancing for smiles: Trucker takes his moves to the streets

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - "The Dancing Trucker" is taking to the streets of Hamilton. John Drury is a 6'7" tattooed truck driver who dances for smiles in his free time.

"I think I am breaking stereotypes," Drury said. "Yeah, people are really shocked. I think that's kind of the surprise factor."

Drury is a CDL driver by trade and a certified dance instructor. The once 400 lb. man used dance to shed 100 lbs. to be a healthier husband and father to his children.

"You know I have a family, I have a wife and two sons and I mean, I want to be as long… around as long as I can be for them and now I have a grandchild and you know I just want to be active." Drury said.

He is motivated by the smiles he receives while dancing around downtown Hamilton. Drury also said he hopes others can find motivation in his moves to dance their way to a healthier life.

"Trying to share the positive energy and just trying to even make people laugh," Drury said. "I'm sure I get laughed at, right... but that's OK. You can laugh at me as long as your laughing."

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