A South Carolina couple put their two-year-old daughter Sutton to bed one night, only to be stunned an hour later by what was coming from the baby monitor.
It’s not all the time that our children follow the lessons we teach as parents. But in this case, the toddler could be heard saying her prayers without anyone prompting her to do so.
Fortunately, the sweet scene was captured on film and has left the internet’s heart in a puddle. By no surprise, it went viral too and has been watched millions of times!
Kathryn and Caleb Whitt tried to have a nightly bedtime routine with their baby girl Sutton. When it was time to wind down, they’d read her a story and end the evening with a prayer.
There was one day, however, where life got busy and they hurried through the bedtime routine. Kathryn and Caleb put Sutton in her crib to go to sleep, but without reciting prayers first.
Just a little while later is when they noticed sounds coming from their monitor. Normally you would expect that your child is playing or perhaps restless, but this was different.
The parents were blown away by what they heard so quickly hit the record button. Sutton wasn’t just babbling in her bed, she was full-on saying her prayers without a single reminder.
What’s even more incredible is that she did a nice job with them as well. She made sure to include all of her favorite people in her prayer – like her mommy and daddy, family members, a friend, and of course, Santa Claus!
Kathryn told ABC News:
“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.”
Kids say the darndest things, that’s for sure. Even when it comes to praying sometimes you don’t know what’s going to come out of their mouths.
One child said:
“Dear God, my Mom tells me that you have a reason for everything on Earth, I guess broccoli is one of your mysteries.”
Another kid had a request:
“Dear God, I need you to make my mom not allergic to cats. I really want a cat and I really don’t want to ask my mom to move out.”
The fact that two-year-old Sutton remembered to pray for her long list of family members is sweeter than pie. It’s a good reminder too that sometimes our kids really do listen!
In an interview with Inside Editon, Kathryn explained:
“We had no idea that she was even comprehending prayer and what we’ve been doing at night. And then to be able to do it herself at two, in the crib by herself…”
People across the nation have fallen in love with Sutton’s prayer video, which spread like wildfire on social media. Sometimes it’s the simple aww-worthy moments that are what we need most to brighten our day.
Watch Inside Edition‘s video below to get a peek at the adorable footage. Isn’t she just too cute?
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