Native American jumps out of his truck and performs traditional dance to celebrate Biden's victory

 A Navajo and Tewa man has been captured celebrating Joe Biden's election win with a traditional Native American dance in New Mexico.

Ashkia Randy Trujillo, 26, was so overjoyed at the former Vice-President's win that he felt compelled to get out of his pickup truck and literally dance in the streets of Albuquerque. 

His spontaneous celebration caught the eye of photojournalism student Sharon Chischilly who happened to be walking by.

A Navajo and Tewa man was captured performing a Native American dance

A Navajo and Tewa man was captured performing a Native American dance

Ashkia Randy Trujillo, 26, was celebrating Joe Biden's victory in the street

Ashkia Randy Trujillo, 26, was celebrating Joe Biden's victory in the street

Photography student Sharon Chischilly, pictured, took the mesmerizing video

Photography student Sharon Chischilly, pictured, took the mesmerizing video 

She posted the joyful sight to Twitter on Saturday where it has already racked up more than 5 millions views.  

Chischilly, who is herself of Navajo descent, was in the city filming protests in Albuquerque and suddenly heard some familiar music that she knew from when she was younger. 

She said the music reminded her of Navajo traditions that she was taught growing up.

After locating its source she came across the man performing a traditional storytelling dance right in the middle of the street 


The jubilant footage was posted to Twitter where it has had 5.1 million views

The jubilant footage was posted to Twitter where it has had 5.1 million views

'Words can not express how happy I am. I hope you feel the love everyone!' Trujillo tweeted

'Words can not express how happy I am. I hope you feel the love everyone!' Trujillo tweeted

The pair connected with one another over Twitter

The pair connected with one another over Twitter 

'It grabbed my attention and I ran over with my phone,' she told NBC News. 'I was trying to record him while taking photographs of the dancing.'

After posting the video online she was quickly able to find out who the inspirational dancer was after he commented on her post. 

'Just fyi I am new to Twitter and I didn't plan on ever having one but wasn't quite sure how to get a hold of @Schischillyy to give her thanks and props for capturing this moment. Words can not express how happy I am. I hope you feel the love everyone! Aho!' Trujillo wrote.

Trujillo is particularly proud of his Navajo and Tewa heritage as is evidenced here

Trujillo is particularly proud of his Navajo and Tewa heritage as is evidenced here

Trujillo said that he was performing one of the many powwow dance styles which can often depict stories such as a hunt or battle

Trujillo said that he was performing one of the many powwow dance styles which can often depict stories such as a hunt or battle

'I was just dancing because I was happy that, you know, we're gonna be seeing ... different leadership. You know, something different from what we've seen these past four years,' Trujillo said

'I was just dancing because I was happy that, you know, we're gonna be seeing ... different leadership. You know, something different from what we've seen these past four years,' Trujillo said.

In a second tweet he explained the motivation behind his dance. 

'To rejoice is to feel the pep in your step, the warmth in a laugh, the beauty of your smile, and the togetherness we share as one people looking for hope when there is none. Thats the feel of rejoice that I shared with you all tonight. Thank you for the love and compliments.' 

Trujillo told NBC that he was performing one of the many powwow dance styles which can often depict stories such as a hunt or battle. 

'I was just dancing because I was happy that, you know, we're gonna be seeing ... different leadership. You know, something different from what we've seen these past four years,' Trujillo said.

'It did bring back a little bit of like, normal, you know, and it definitely made me feel like I was at home,' she added.

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