Disney's Encanto is one of the most talked-about animated movies in years. It was also more than just a cartoon for one adorable little girl.
As Manu Araújo Marques, a sweet 2-year-old, watched the film, she called her mother and said:
"It's me, Mommy! It's me!"
The precious little girl recognized herself and her mom, Hannary Araújo, filmed the exciting reaction of her daughter, as she saw herself in a young Mirabel.
In a now-viral video, Manu's mom asked her:
"It's you? Look at mommy, let me see if it's you."
The girl turned to her mom, and the resemblance was uncanny.
Manu then told her mom:
"I grew up, mommy."
And the heartwarming video ends with mom saying:
The dotting mom posted the video on Instagram and was viewed nearly a million times. Stephanie Beatriz, who voices Mirabel in the film, posted it on Twitter, and people are in awe.
Hannary, who lives in Minas Gerais, Brazil, told BuzzFeed she was speechless once she saw her daughter's joy, explaining:
"There's nothing better than seeing your child's joy — especially being represented in a Disney movie!"
Mirabel is the first female Disney character with glasses, which is why Hannary is grateful that this movie came into their lives. She was worried about her daughter's reaction to the glasses once she started school:
"My biggest fear when I learned that Manu would wear glasses would be bullying at school! But over the course of the movie, I completely changed my mind and saw that princesses wear glasses too!"
Hannary was so grateful and excited to see someone who resonated with her child in a Disney film that she further wants to share their joy:
"If I could create custom dolls for each child, I would open a factory right away! Because you don't know the importance, this generates in a child's life! Just as she is being represented by a princess, I want other children to feel the same joy as hers — the same magic!"
This heartwarming story of a little girl who recognized herself as a princess with glasses melted everyone's hearts.
You don't have to know Portuguese to understand the little girl's joy!
Like many parents, Hannary would want Disney to learn about her daughter's story because it changed their lives and "showed us the true meaning of representation for the whole world, especially for our children — those who will build a better future!"
The whole family agreed that the best part of the movie was seeing Mirabel falling in love. For the parents, it is like seeing their little Manu all grown up.
The two little ladies are twinning!