This year is the first in three years that many in-person holiday recitals, performances and other public events are returning in full force. That also means many young kids are making their first stage debuts this holiday season.
For 3-year-old Emmy Krow, things weren’t all right with the world at her first holiday dance recital until she spotted her family in the crowd.
Her mom, Chelsea Krow, posted a TikTok video of the heartwarming moment when little Emmy hears her name being called, sees her loved ones, gets a huge grin on her face, waves excitedly, and then starts crying happy tears of joy, almost all at the same time.
Take a look at the adorable video below, posted under Chelsea Krow’s TikTok handle, Mamakrow, with the caption, “Pure joy when she finds her family in the crowd.”
Pure joy when she finds her family in the crowd ❤️ #fyp #christmasrecital #christmasmagic #specialmoment
Emmy’s first holiday recital took place on Dec. 3 with Unity Dance Spectrum in Chicopee, Massachusetts, her mom told “Good Morning America.”
“She was so excited (and a little nervous)! She had so much fun and we were so proud!” Chelsea Know said in a statement to “GMA.” “We are so thrilled with the response and how positive everyone has been! She has spread so much love and joy. It’s so nice to see humanity united in a positive way.”
The video has received 19.1 million views, 3.3 million likes and 38,300 comments since it was posted on Dec. 5. It was even dueted on Instagram by country singer Walker Hayes.
Krow also shared a video of Emmy greeting her adoring fans after the performance, a small group of family. The 3-year-old does a little happy dance as she sees everybody there to wish her well.
She “sure was smothered in hugs and kisses!!! We were so proud of our girl,” her mother wrote on the video as a reply to a commenter who said she was “so happy you showed up for her.”
Replying to @debbierubble she sure was smothered in hugs and kisses!!! We were so proud of our girl. ❤️
Unity Dance Spectrum’s owner, Liz Montemagni, told local news station WWLP she holds these holiday recitals every year to spread Christmas cheer.
“Fourteen years later this video surely captures it!” Montemagni said.