Five-year-old Lily is a natural-born performer. “Give her an audience, she’ll give you a show,” says her grandmother, Martina.
Now Lily has become an online sensation, thanks to her class performance during a preschool graduation ceremony at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Ohio.
The kids sang and danced to a popular children’s song called “Tooty Ta.” On her blog MissAwesomeness.com, occupational therapist Karen Dobyns describes the “Tooty Ta” as:
“a very rhythmic song that has the children following basic directions and it builds upon itself. They start with thumbs up, then move to elbows back, feet apart, knees touching, tongue out, etc. I love all things occupational therapy related and kids related and I am utterly astounded that this is the first time I have come across this. Teachers, parents, therapists…Please. Get this song and do it with your class/kids/students.”
Lily busted out in some adorable and hilarious dance moves and ended up completely stealing the show.
Martina proudly uploaded the clip to Facebook, where it quickly went viral. In fact, it garnered more than 12 million views in just two days!
“I put that video out there as a way for people to forget about it all for 5 minutes and just have a reason to smile,” she wrote.
It’s safe to say Lily accomplished her grandmother’s mission.