UTICA-A man, born and raised in East Utica is making people laugh with what he's calling "workout videos".
Daniel Mellito, is a marine, who is also retired from the United States Postal Service and decided to make people laugh during the pandemic. He records workout videos dressed in his girlfriend's clothing, and posts them to Facebook.
Mellito said he wanted to give people a good laugh. "You got the news and it's Coronavirus this, it's Coronavirus that, and we needed a break."
He's made four workout videos and says the comments are rewarding."Oh the comments are the best part about it." People say things like, "it's the best part of my day", "it distracted me", and, "you're a bright light in my day."
He told NEWSChannel 2 it makes his day to know people are smiling. Some of his videos have over 6,000 views.
His girlfriend provides him with wardrobe and she's also the photographer.
Link to watch his latest videos: https://www.facebook.com/dmellito