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A type of walk where the character swings their arms back and forth while skipping. This is a visual clue of that the character is young or immature. Characters that walk like this are most likely a CheerfulChild or a GenkiGirl. If it is not the character’s default walk it is sign of joyousness. Almost always done exclusively by [[AlwaysFemale females]]. Bonus points for [[NotSoInnocentWhistle whistling]] while doing this.

Related to GirlyRun.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''TheSmurfs'': The Smurfette often does this when she joyfully has a walk in the forest, in various albums of the series.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.
* In the film of ''Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix'', Luna skips. This is never mentioned in the books, but it fits her character perfectly.
** [[DarkActionGirl Bellatrix]] also does this briefly in the same movie, right after murdering a named character.
* Buddy does this in ''Film/{{Elf}}''.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* Twyla does this in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''. Susan considers this to be part of her [[DeliberatelyCuteChild "ingratiatingly cute" persona]], claiming "real children don't go hoppity-skippity unless they're on drugs".

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[[folder: Live Action Television ]]

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The little girl in "Remembrance of the Daleks" skips around town [[spoiler:when she's not plugged into the Dalek battle computer]]. She's not exactly "innocent", though.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Music/LindseyStirling's dances often include skips and jumps as she plays her violin, grinning.

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* [[Wrestling/ChickBusters AJ]] does this only she's not innocent

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Princess Kururu from the [[RhapsodyAMusicalAdventure Marl Kingdom]] series does this when she about to sing a song with her best friend.
* Cream the Rabbit walks like this in ''SonicBattle''.
* Roll does this in ''MegaManPoweredUp!'' after saving the day.
* In ''VideoGame/LightningLegendDaigoNoDaibouken'', Yuki Shirogane, the CheerfulChild of this FightingGame, walks this way during the storyline sequences.
* Laura from ''SilentHill2''.
* Gwen in presearing of ''GuildWars''.
* One of [[Manga/DeathNote Misa Amane's]] supports in ''[[JumpSuperStars Jump Ultimate Stars]]'' has her doing this. If an opponent attacks her, Rem appears and inflicts the [[YouAreAlreadyDead death timer]] effect on them.
* A rare male example is Ebisumaru from GanbareGoemon. Some games (The Super Famicom ones mainly) have him skipping as a walking animation.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' [[LittleRedFightingHood B.B. Hood]] does this for her forward movement, [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident however]] [[CreepyChild she]] [[AxCrazy is]] [[PsychoForHire anything]] ''[[TheFakeCutie but]]'' [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour innocent]].
* [[LittleMissBadass Annie]] from ''LeagueOfLegends'' moves like this. She certainly ''seems'' innocent enough- and to be fair, she probably doesn't really see the harm in [[PlayingWithFire introducing you to her]] [[BearsAreBadNews bear Tibbers]] if you get in her way.
* In ''TheSims'', children can do this. Some Sims can do it in adulthood if they have enough playful points. Oddly enough, they do it with a very stoic face.
* Pinocchio does this in the video games of the movie.
* Proof that you can make this terrifying: the ''Pyro'' does this in the "Meet The Pyro" video for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[spoiler:as it cavorts through the candy-colored wonderland it sees the battlefield being]]. The sheer contrast of this with its murderous activities is nightmarish.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Pinkie Pie skips more often than she walks. Though without the arm-swinging as she doesn't really have any. Given that she is a quadruped, the way she skips looks like bouncing.
* Charlotte from ''MakingFiends''. Only in the TV show.

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