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54-Year-Old Man Promised a Public Celebration to Mark His Last Alimony Payment. He Delivered.

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"Thank you, Jesus! I am free at last! Free at last!"

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As Ed Smith stood in line at a Bank of America branch in Memphis, Tennessee, last week, he made sure the cellphone camera focused on him was recording.

Then the 54-year-old cut loose.

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Grinning, his head bopping up and down and side to side, Smith didn't walk up to the counter when it was his turn — he strutted.

"How ya doin', baby?" he asked the teller, sashaying toward her. "You know what I'm here to do? I'm making my last alimony payment. I'm so happy! Nine thousand, 900 dollars. Ninety-nine hundred dollars. I am done! Thank you, Jesus! I am free at last! Free at last! Woo!"

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Smith had promised tellers months earlier that he would break-dance after making his last payment, the New York Daily News reported, and as Smith said after holding aloft the payment receipt, "I'm a man of my word."

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With that, the insurance agent and musician rolled to the carpet and kicked up his legs and shook them a few times: "I'm break-dancing, baby!"

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After springing back to his feet, Smith performed his version of another '80s move: the Moonwalk.

"Michael Jackson!" he exclaimed as he proceeded backward for a few seconds.

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Smith took a few steps toward the exit — and offered a final bow.

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"They looked at me like I was a nut," Smith told the Daily News of the dozen or so customers who witnessed his celebration. "I am a nut."

Smith left his ex-wife about a year ago; since she wasn't working and they had no children, he agreed to pay her $825 a month in alimony for a year, the Daily News said.

He added that making the payments taught him a valuable lesson — one that he thanked his ex-wife for six months earlier.

"I said I know now that I can save $10,000 a year and maybe more," Smith said. "In this country we don't save our money. I should have been a millionaire by now and it's my fault."

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Smith's financial obligations to his ex-wife aren't completely over just yet, however: He's paying her utilities, phone and cable for one more month, and her car and insurance —  about $500 — for one more year, the Daily News reported.

And what did Smith tell the paper he'll do following that final payment?

"I'll be doing another break-dance."

Check out the video, which has been viewed more than 184,000 times since it was posted to YouTube on Oct. 23:

(H/T: Daily Mail)

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