Love Song: Nurses Sing 'Hokey Pokey' to Lift Spirits of 3-Year-Old Patient

Poor Madison was hospitalized with a bad case of the flu.

A 3-year-old girl who's been in the hospital with a bad case of the flu, was cheered up by some creative and kindhearted nurses.

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The little girl, Madison Austin, is obsessed with "The Hokey Pokey." When her nurses at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., found out about her obsession, they decided to throw a dance party to cheer her up.

In a video, the nurses surround Madison and cheerfully sing and dance to the hit song. A pile of stuffed animals sit at the foot of the little girl’s hospital bed.

Austin was born with Neuronal Migration Disorder, a rare birth defect that affects brain and muscle development. She’s been in the hospital since early February, when she was diagnosed with the flu and several other infections.

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And it looks like their dance routine worked — Madison is all smiles in the video.

"She's been pretty sick this stay," one of the nurses said. "So it's been really nice to see her kind of turn a corner. She lit up just being on the bed, bouncing and smiling."

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