Toddler's reaction to first train ride goes viral
Child's joy captured on camera
- Duration 3:54
- Date Feb 7, 2013
Child's joy captured on camera
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Third birthday well this little Tennessee girl wanted to ride on that tree.
Are we get a ride the train.
We came back.
Oh -- that's a big train all that video now has gone viral with over 500000 hits in joining us right now is that little girl's father.
Who -- -- reaction Daniel do bought her mom Sarah and of course the viral video star herself.
Matalin good morning albeit thanks for -- -- from Nashville.
Going to be your morning okay Cheryl let's start -- she wanted to special birthday present on heard third birthday.
Why was it it to train station.
Well we live close to some railroad tracks and went across the train tracks every day.
And she had a fascination with trains so we planned for a while to taker on the train trip for her birthday.
Okay and Daniel you being a good father had the video camera or phone right there where you were you surprised at her reaction.
Yet with little kids and never know what you're gonna get -- so I I didn't know I got on this this could be terror or it could be really really sweet.
And it turned up real latter so it was it was a cool moment to get on camera it was fantastic.
Madeleine do you remember the day you went on your third birthday to ride the train.
-- what was it like.
And was it fun yeah -- what else do you remember about it.
I don't know.
I understand that while she absolutely was so full of -- -- so excited to see the train.
And her third birthday now she's kind of moved on hasn't she Sarah.
She has yet she's into drawing in Legos and things like that now.
She's hoping to take her first airplane trip thing -- that'll be great -- make sure you have the video camera I'd like to see that yeah exactly right -- part two now I know that you posted this online for friends and family to see back in 2011.
But it wasn't -- what this past week when somebody did something that it suddenly went viral.
You have 48 hours ago yeah I mean it was his crazy -- the sat out there for almost a year and a half.
And then woke up.
Tuesday morning to 52 you know messages in my in box.
I think people making comments on on YouTube and even know you to have that they have that ability to email me.
But I thought with some things up and so then as the day progressed the you cannot just continued to skyrocket the and now -- were up around now a little over 800000 now 48 hours.
Later -- that's fantastic and -- have you been able to figure out what it is about Madeleine expression that has captivated the nation.
I think that innocence in the pure joy of childhood.
I think we all remember that a little bit and you need long to feel the same way it reminds us of our own children in the joy of those childhood moments they.
Thank you put it exactly right all right Matalin thank you very much for joining us you are the internet's big star nice to meet you Madeleine.
It -- you -- like you event.
If they have they have.
But she's a good manners as well -- -- Matalin and Daniel and sir thank you very much.