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Parents hear their toddler's sweet bedtime prayer on her baby monitor, and when they share it on social media, it goes viral.
South Carolina parents Kathryn and Caleb Whitt have been teaching their 2-year-old daughter Sutton to say her bedtime prayers. But one night, they admittedly forgot and put their little girl to bed. They soon noticed Sutton reciting her own prayer over the baby monitor.
"We were amazed by it because she usually rushes through the prayers. We'll have to say 'OK Sutton, say thank you for this person and that person,' but as you see on the video, she was naming everybody," her mom told ABC News.
The toddler's prayer goes on for about two minutes as she does thank everyone, including grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, her parents, and adorably, even Santa Claus.
Perhaps the most precious moment of the video is when Sutton finishes her prayer with "Amen" and proceeds to fall asleep.
Since sharing the sweet video online, it's received thousands of shares, and the Whitts say the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
"We've already received so many emails and messages from people saying how this video has touched their lives," says Kathryn.
It is amazing what you can overhear on a baby monitor. Most nights, I listen as my own 2-year-old "reads" books to herself, and the story lines she comes up with as she flips the pages are hilarious. She'll recite very elaborate sequences of events that involve everyone from Frozen's Elsa to our family dog. But my favorite thing is when she sings to herself. I am always blown away by how specifically she recalls the words of songs, from "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to Justin Bieber's "Sorry!"
What have you overheard your child doing on the baby monitor?