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Tiny baby hears Karen Carpenter hit and tries to sing along
This is too precious. He starts out in a trance with the woman's beautiful singing but it doesn't take long for the cutie to start trying to make his own voice heard.
Jessica Adler
12.14.21

Technology might catch a lot of flack for the effect it has on society, but there’s no denying it’s a precious gift at times.

After all, some of life’s sweetest and most adorable moments are preserved that way.

A precious moment for all to see

That’s exactly what this video is. When a woman began singing a Carpenters song to a friend’s four-month-old baby, what the baby did next was so sweet.

It’s easy to see why the incredible moment took off and went viral the way it did.

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John Cooksey - YouTube Screenshot

A live performance that’s hard to beat

In the video below, baby Alder is strapped to his car seat near the table. His mom’s friend, Annie, decided to sing him a little song – she had no idea that it would result in this.

The song she started singing was “I Need To Be In Love” and within moments Alder was all ears.

Fortunately, a man named John (who was also in the room)had his phone on him and was able to record the moment.

Let’s just say, everyone is really happy that he did.

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John Cooksey - YouTube Screenshot

Alder’s smile can brighten any day.

There’s something about the innocent and joyful grin of a baby that could turn even the toughest guy into a softy.

Get ready to have your heart tugged watching how happy Alder is listening to the 1976 song. He seems enraptured by Annie and her voice as she sings with a piano in the background.

“The hardest thing I’ve ever done
Is keep believing
There’s someone in this crazy world for me…”

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Did someone order a backup vocalist?

As Annie continues to sing, Adler builds up enough courage to join in himself! In classic baby fashion, he moves his mouth and tongue all around, trying to figure out how to make the right sounds come out.

Seeing him move his little face and response is enough to make a Monday feel like a Friday. His cute face makes the moment so cute you can’t help but want to squeeze him.

He isn’t the first one to smile at the song, either. Apparently, it’s a tune that put a smile on the late Karen Carpenter’s face as well.

Song Facts reported on their website:

“According to Carpenters – The Untold Story by Ray Coleman, “I Need To Be In Love” was Karen Carpenter’s very favorite song.”

The tiny vocalist left people amazed.

John decided to upload the video to YouTube and added the following description:

“Doug came by to teach me some chords for a song–Annie had started singing the Karen Carpenter song, “I Know I Need To Be In Love.” 4-month old Alder then tried to sing, too. (Its a friend of ours child , she brought him by ) So I grabbed a nearby camera. Thanks to Lisa for bringing him over. What a cutie – John”

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John Cooksey - YouTube Screenshot

The video spread like wildfire.

It has been watched more than 3.4 million times.

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John Cooksey - YouTube

Thousands of comments were left on the original video of Alder listening to Annie sing, “I Need To Be In Love.”

One person shared:

“This video just made my day! The joy on this beautiful and innocent child’s face melted my heart. Beautiful voice, thank you!”

Another commenter wrote:

“That sweet precious baby felt every word of that song. Karen would have been so proud, you did a wonderful job singing.”

It probably spread so fast because people can’t help but feel good after watching little Alder. Happiness seems to spread like fire.

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John Cooksey - YouTube Screenshot

See Alder make his baby debut in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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