Introducing a baby into your family doesn’t tend to be be easy at first. Some children, though they love the idea of being a big brother or sister, struggle to accept that all attention is no longer on them.
When a new baby arrives, it’s common for children to take up new behaviors, some of which test you to the very limit!
As we all know, it’s really normal for a little tension whole siblings adjust to having another human being in the house, and once you get through the bad times, the only way is up.
One little boy is a ray of hope for all of us when it comes to big-brotherly, little-sisterly relationships.
9-year-old Colton, of Rushsylvania, Ohio, obviously has a lot of love for his baby sister, Clairadee, who’s 16 months old.
A video of Colton and Clairadee has gone viral after being shared to YouTube this year, and there are no typical older bro playful antics in sight.
As “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars plays in the background, Colton holds his little sister tenderly in his arms.
He rocks her from side to side and sings along to the lyrics:
“You can count on me,
Like one, two, three,
I’ll be there…”
At his words, little Clairadee peers up at his face, and the pair share an adorable moment as Colton continues to sing:
“And I know when I need it
I can count on you,
Like four, three, two,
You’ll be there,
Cause that’s what friends are s’posed to so, oh, yeah…”
Though she’s too young to understand the lyrics, Clairadee clearly knows she’s being addressed with affection.
She gazes lovingly up at him, probably marvelling at his singing, which is a lot more angelic than the voices most children are blessed with.
As the song continues, Colton takes Clairadee in his arms and cuddles her closely. The little girl, with a pacifier in her mouth, looks like she’s about to fall asleep, bless her. But she has enough in her to cuddle Colton right back as he continues to sing.
This truly is one of the most adorable sibling moments captured on camera for a while.
It’s a sign of hope for us all – even if our kids currently seem to be planning world war three, they probably secretly feel much more protective of their siblings than they let on.
Okay, perhaps it’s a little too hopeful to suggest that they might ever share a moment as heart-warming as this, which is what makes this video so special.
With more than 50k views, viewers took to the comments to express their love for the video.
One person wrote:
“Saw this on Facebook. It made me tear up, it’s such a sweet and heart-warming moment between siblings… ❤ The boy is such a sweetheart …”
Someone else shared their own experience of sibling love, commenting:
“I wish my brother was this sweet! When he was little I sang this song to him all the time, but now, he repays me by when I’m sad just saying “ Ugh, SO dramatic!””
Sadly, that tends to be the reality of teenagehood! As this video shows, life is so much sweeter with little children – but nothing is designed to last forever.
If you need your faith in humanity restored today, this is the video to watch.
Click “play” just below and prepare for your heart to melt right out of your chest.
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