MUSKEGON, Mich. — On the corner of Marquette Avenue and South Getty Street, a man in Muskegon gets commuters to smile, wave and honk their horns as they drive by.
He does it by singing and dancing. Shairon Banks lives in a group home there on the corner. He moved in two years ago, and since then, he has turned it into an entertaining intersection.
“I been dancing all of my life,” he explains, “I just started doing it to put smiles on everybody's faces.”
“He sang at first,” recalls Turning Leaf Group Home program manager Carmen Strong-Levelston. "He is quite the singer. Then he started dancing and he danced his way from the door all the way to the corner. He’s been dancing on the corner ever since.”
People post clips and praise for his performances on Facebook. He has dozens of followers on social media sites.
“A lot of people are my fans,” he said as a car passed with a friendly beep. “I’m happy people like the way I do this.”
Shairon is just 20 years old. He doesn’t know if his passion to perform will lead to a career. In the meantime, weather permitting, he is frequently singing and dancing at the corner of Marquette and S. Getty St.
"I like when people smile for me," he said.
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