Man shamed for dancing in public gets star-studded dance party

Meghan Trainor (L) and Sean O' Brien (R) appear on NBC News' "Today" show. (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire/Getty)
Meghan Trainor (L) and Sean O' Brien (R) appear on NBC News' "Today" show.

This past February Sean O’Brien was shamed online for dancing in public. His photo was posted on the the message board 4-chan with the caption: "Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing."

Twitter users launched a social media hunt to track him down using the hashtag #FindDancingMan in the hopes of inviting him to a huge dance party in Los Angeles.

Celebrities like Pharrell Williams and Moby promised to contribute music.

And they did just that.

Dance Free Movement organized a dance party for O’Brien with almost 1,000 attendees  at the Avalon nightclub. The event boasted appearances by Monica Lewinsky, comedian Damienne Merlina and a video message by Pharrell Williams.  

"It's completely amazing. There's so many good people out there in the world, and what did happen to me, it touched a lot of nerves. The more we can do and the better we can do [against] cyber-bullying is fantastic," O'Brien said during an appearance on "The Today Show."

The epic event helped raised money for anti-bullying organizations.