Mariah Carey took to social media on Friday morning (Dec. 18) to react to a viral video of a three-year-old singing along to “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
“Wait for it. @MariahCarey,” the tot’s mom, actress Lesley-Ann Brandt, captioned the clip, which shows the three-year-old bouncing along to the iconic holiday hit. With some encouragement from his mom — “Sing it, the high one. Sing baby, here we go!” she tells him — the three-year-old lets out a nearly pitch-perfect note to match the superstar’s unforgettable whistle tone in the final chorus before shyly collapsing into his mother’s arms.
Naturally, Carey couldn’t get enough of the adorable video, retweeting the clip with her stamp of approval: “Omg…These moments make me so happy.” Carey added a trio of crying emojis and a red heart.
While “All I Want For Christmas Is You” may have been released a full 23 years before the pint-sized singer was even born, it’s currently sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its second Christmas season in a row. The song marks four non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the chart dated Dec. 19 after first summiting the singles chart in Dec. 2019.
The track’s record-breaking ascent last Christmas after 25 years was made even more historic as it earned the songstress the designation as the first, and so far only, act to have a No. 1 single across four separate decades — the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.
Elsewhere, classic holiday songs abound on the Hot 100 hits this week, with Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” rounding out the Top 10 amid hits by Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and more.
Check out Mariah’s reaction to the adorable moment below.