If you’ve been on social media within the last week or so — LOL who hasn’t — then you’ve definitely seen the video of that adorable toddler in a lemonade-yellow cardigan dancing to Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” with the wind whipping through her hair and a corn dog microphone in hand. This girl is our spirit animal.
Although you can find it just about anywhere on the internet now, the original video was posted to Twitter by the sweet baby’s uncle Brecken Fowler. In less than a week, the 15-second snippet has been viewed more than 6.22 million times. On Instagram, it’s gone viral via several accounts including Barstool Sports, where it’s garnered another 2.6 million views in just three days.
So who is this little dancing queen? Her name is Baylor Mooney. She’s 2 years old and lives in Nevada, according to an ABC affiliate in Reno. Her mom, Brooke Mooney, initially recorded the video to share with family and friends on Facebook, but everyone urged her to share with a wider audience — and the suggestion paid off. In addition to social media, the video has been shared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America.”
“I never, never thought. I mean I didn’t have friends or followers if you would,” Mooney told the outlet, adding that Baylor and her little brother, Krew, get their wicked dance skills from her. Uncle Fowler posted a follow-up clip of his nephew getting groovy, too.
And obviously the response from viewers has been great. @IamSiba_B wrote, “LISTEN!! She’s a whole MOOD! Somebody mentioned we bottle her energy and sell it.”
“She sparks joy!” @DoreenGLM said, accompanied by a heart-emoji peppered picture of Beyonce smiling cheek to cheek.
“This is my fav video rn like I wanna be friends with this toddler,” @SarahCronin 143 said. Same.
Some people are admitting they’ve watched the video more than 100 times. Others are relating to it on a personal level, saying that this is how they feel when they get Taco Bell or cake. A lot of people are also saying “this is my future kid” and whatnot so, yeah. It was a good day for the internet. People love corn dogs, cute kids and Beyonce. That’s just the way it is. For more things that will make you smile, kick back, relax and check out our most inspiring food-related stories.