If this cutie doesn't melt your heart, I don't know what to tell you. This video of 2-year-old Claire wishing her mom a happy birthday is somehow irrisistibly adorable while also kind of being a little sad. You have to watch to get the full effect!
Here's what Claire's dad, Dan, told Good Morning America about the video:
"Usually my wife's birthday is a pretty big deal, so I try to do something new... I sat her down in the living room and we had a conversation for about 40 minutes... About Mommy and toys and food... I started talking about when Mommy's not here... I said, 'She works so hard, doesn't she?' She was like, 'Mommy works so hard,' almost on the verge of tears and I was on the other side of the camera in the living room like, 'Oh my goodness.' It just poured out."
Dan said mom loved the gift, but we already kind of knew she would.
I'm a little biased because I remember going to a Ringling Bros. circus show when I was in second grade on a field trip with my class. I loved every dazzling second of it. But going to the circus really is is a bit like a rite of passage in the U.S. With animals like tigers, elephants, horses, and even goats and llamas, plus superhuman acrobatics and athletics, what’s not to love? There’s a reason Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been among the top events on TicketNetwork.com for the last few months — everyone enjoys the circus! Here are five reasons why...
1. Visiting a circus is like participating in a little piece of history. Circuses date back to Ancient Rome. Then, it was an exhibition for horse and chariot races, staged battles, and equestrian shows — all things that have obviously faded out of practice today. Still, those circuses started the tradition of displaying jugglers, acrobats, and trained animals. What it boils down to is this: circuses have been around literally for centuries, with great success, so who are we to argue?