These roller-skating brothers are spreading good vibes on the internet with their nostalgic clips

These brothers from Delaware are bringing joy to the internet—one roller-skating video at a time.

Marcus Griffin, 33, and Michael Griffin, 36, known as “The Griffin Brothers,” are sharing their passion for roller skating and music on social media.

The siblings’ synchronized skating videos have taken the internet by storm, with most of their clips curated to throwback hits like Debbie Deb’s “Lookout Weekend” and Haddaway’s “What is Love.”


The duo has amassed millions of views on social media. Their TikTok account has attracted 2.2M likes and their Instagram account has attracted 277K followers.

But for the brothers, it’s not about the fame. They skate because they enjoy it and the feeling of making others happy inspires them to keep going.

“As soon as you step on the floor, like, you ascend into another dimension and I think that’s where the love comes from now,” said Marcus, who works as a truck driver. “It’s not even about us anymore. It’s about our supporters and the comments and the messages we get from people.”

The Griffin Brothers roller skating

If you click on any of their videos on Instagram or TikTok, you’ll see that viewers have a common reaction. Here are some of their comments.

“Never get tired of watching these vids! You guys are right!!”

“Need a longer video! I could watch this for hours!”

“Watching you takes me back to better days.”

The Griffin Brothers wearing sweatpants and hoodies

It is evident that the brothers bring a sense of nostalgia. Many people are now considering returning to skating after seeing their videos. Some have been inspired by the videos to learn how to skate.

Although most skating rinks are closing down, the Griffin siblings are doing a lot to rekindle the public’s interest in the hobby.

“We’re bringing back those old feelings that people had when they used to go skating, when they didn’t have to worry about the bills, the houses, everything,” Marcus said. “When they watch us, they get a certain joy in themselves, what they felt when they were younger, like when times were good, no pandemic, no mass shootings, no nothing. They don’t think about that.”

The pair started skating as young boys—a passion they inherited from their mother, who was the original skater.

The Griffin Brothers roller skating

When she was younger, she loved to go skating. Her mom would drop her off at the rink, and she’d stay there all night. She did the exact same thing with her boys. Marcus and Michael began to skate every Friday and Saturday and their passion for the sport grew.

Marcus noticed that an old skate video of him with his brother was getting thousands upon thousands of views on YouTube during the pandemic.

“He kept telling me get my skates, get my skates, get my skates,” Michael said. “And so my niece, his daughter, finally had a birthday party. And they had it at the skating rink and I had put rentals on and I’m like, ‘OK, let me just do this.’”

The Griffin Brothers roller skating while wearing matching outfits

“So I got back to skating again. It was so much fun. I was confused. Why did I stop skating? And the love just came right back and then we finally made a video last year,” Marcus added.

The brothers can often be seen at Christiana Skating Center, Newark, Delaware. They pick the songs they want to use and wait until the end of their session when the rink clears. The brothers connect their phones to the DJ booth, and Damon Hudson, their friend, films them as they dance and glide to the beat.

“We just want to bring joy and happiness to everybody who lays eyes on this,” Marcus said.

Click the video below to watch these brothers skate and groove.

@griffinbrothersskating Love this song 👑🛼 #TheGriffinBrothers #shuffleskating #rollerskating #rollerskate #jamskating #jamskate #fyp #foryoupage ♬ Night Fever – From “Saturday Night Fever” Soundtrack – Bee Gees

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