Babies and dinner time don’t always make for the most inspiring combination.
But an adorable viral video shows one little girl with the table manners of a saint.
While the video clip is a mere 15 seconds long, it has already been viewed almost 1 million times on YouTube and some reports say an early Facebook clip earned 38 million views.
It shows a baby adorably saying grace at the table with her family.
The baby girl in the video is 20-month-old Eloise Incorvaia.
When her father says it’s time to pray, you must see how she reacts!
On cue, Eloise immediately reaches out her tiny hands towards her parents.
She then closes her eyes tight and listens carefully to her father’s words.
He gives a moving prayer thanking God for the food and for his “beautiful girls.”
“Heavenly Father, thank you so much for this food, thank you so much for my beautiful girls, let this food bless our bodies and keep us safe. In the son’s name we pray …”
When he comes to the end of the prayer, Eloise joins her parents in saying “Amen” with great enthusiasm – and it’s simply adorable!
The video was first shared online in 2016 by her parents, Liz and John Incorvaia, when the family lived in Indianapolis, Indiana.
They now reside in Waterville, Ohio where John is the Director of Family Ministries at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The clip has also been shared more than 1.5 million times since it was uploaded online by her father.
John Incorvaia added the caption:
“This kid … always closes her eyes when we pray, and never wants to be done praying lol – we probably pray 4-5 times before our meal every night. ????”
You read that right – Eloise loves to pray so much that she makes her family go through the tradition multiple times each day before they eat.
What can we say – the girl just loves to say grace. And can she get an Amen? Because she can certainly give one.
At the time the video was first made public, Eloise received national attention – she was featured on Fox News, The Ellen Show, and the Today Show.
Elizabeth and John Incorvaia joined Fox and Friends Weekend after the video went viral, telling the hosts that they want to instill a love of God in their children that they can always take comfort in.
While a typical 20-month-old has a spoken vocabulary of about 12-15 words, it looks like “Amen” is among Eloise’s favorites.
And while she’s still too young in the video to understand the meaning behind saying grace, it’s an appreciation for the beauty of the ritual that her parents are trying to cultivate.
The family now has a daughter named Penelope and a newborn son – but no news yet on whether they’re as keen on saying grace as little Eloise.
Scroll down below to view the adorable video of little Eloise and see if it doesn’t melt your heart.