first viral video

One night we were sitting in bed getting ready to fall asleep when Derek turned to me and said, “I have a facebook promotion of $10 that is going to expire in the next couple days. I am going to use it on Beckett’s video so it doesn’t go to waste.” I think I was half asleep when he told me this piece of information and didn’t think anything of it. Honestly, I completely forgot about it. That is until one week later when all of the sudden that video started to have some serious views.

We saw it reach 345K on Monday, December 5th. Tuesday it reached 1.5 million views. Wednesday, when we went to bed, it was at 3.2 million views. Currently, it is Thursday afternoon, it is at 4.4 million views. This concept of going viral has been a fun experience. It has also been a very vulnerable one. I didn’t quite realize what it means to put yourself and your children out there on social media platforms. Complete strangers have reacted and commented on this human that I grew and nurtured for the past 3 years. Big thank you to all viewers for being so positive. My mamma heart couldn’t take it if people were anything but sweet when talking about my baby boy.

Beckett is our middle child. He is a Leo. He is currently obsessed with dinosaurs. He refuses to keep pants on, even at school. He has always been a huge chatter box! To this day he sits and talks and talks literally 3 inches from my face all day. I am now to the point where I tune him out and when I do he notices and yells, “HEEEYYYY MOM I need to tell you something!!!!!” Then it is usually followed up by, “sharks don’t eat dinosaurs right?” He is the spark plug in our family and one of the 4 loves of my life.

Thanks for watching and enjoying our family. Hopefully you will stick around and watch us all grow, hopefully not bigger, just older.

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  • Julie
    Posted at 02:08h, 15 December Reply

    I have watched this video so many times today and it just makes me smile…. love his Jodie de vivre! Happy Holidays to you and thank you for sharing!

    • m'kenzie tillotson
      Posted at 20:40h, 15 December Reply

      I am glad he is bringing so much joy into people’s days!

  • Annette L Munson
    Posted at 16:25h, 26 December Reply

    Oh, precious, perfect little Beckett. You’ve stolen all of my heart and every aortic ventricle therein. What a beautiful little cherub. One day, you will become an adult and possibly have flaws. Right now, you do not have any discernible flaws. You are perfect. Please tell Mommy and Daddy a great big “thank you” for bringing you into this world!!!

    • m'kenzie tillotson
      Posted at 20:51h, 26 December Reply

      Thank you for such a sweet thought. We are enjoying our perfect little boy and will continue to enjoy him throughout his whole life I am sure 🙂

  • Tara
    Posted at 09:49h, 30 December Reply

    What an awesome vocabulary for a 2 year old! His happy attitude reminds me so much of my own 2 year old son (who loves saying blueberries, but still isn’t putting together 3 word sentences) and warms my heart. What a lovely boy!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 19:29h, 03 January Reply

    Your son could quite possibly be one The MOST ADORABLE little boys I have ever seen(and I have 7 nephews)! 🙂
    He makes me laugh SO MUCH and smile(even more than I already do) every time I watch this video(which is quite often) and share it with other people! 🙂 My boyfriend and I even find ourselves using some of his comments throughout the day to make us laugh more…”opps-a-daisy”, “crash down”, “It’s cold, very very cold…brrrr”! 😀
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing the video and bringing joy to so many people 🙂
    GOOD LUCK on your journey and MANY BLESSINGS to your family! 🙂 <3

  • Nicole Elliott
    Posted at 20:42h, 05 January Reply

    This was RIDICULOUSLY CUTE! it also reminded me soooo much of my littles when they were this age, wish I’d thought to do this. <3

  • Vivienne Cefalo
    Posted at 20:38h, 06 January Reply

    This video is SO CUTE!!! He is so adorable!!

  • Karen
    Posted at 01:52h, 07 January Reply

    Thank you Beckett for giving me a reason to smile. You brighten my day and make my heart full.

  • Chris
    Posted at 07:32h, 09 January Reply

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

  • Dominique
    Posted at 14:06h, 11 January Reply

    Of course, what a splendid blog and instructive posts, I will bookmark your website.Best Regards!

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  • Jenny Chang
    Posted at 16:40h, 13 January Reply

    Watching him gave me so much joy. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  • corburt erilio
    Posted at 12:10h, 21 January Reply

    I really appreciate this post. I have been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You’ve made my day! Thx again

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