Video of a Ukrainian Girl singing “Frozen” hit “Let it Go” while huddled inside a bomb shelter with her family has been viewed more than 2.7 million times at the time of this reporting.
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In the video, a young girl can be seen singing the 2013 film’s song in Ukrainian while people gather around inside a Kyiv, Ukraine, bunker.
Those watching the child’s impromptu performance can be seen smiling at the girl, encouraging her to continue, and filming them with their phones.
Following the performance, those gathered broke into cheers and applause.
The Daily Mail reported that social media user Marta Smekhova shared the original video to Facebook in a March 3 post recalling her encounter with the child, whose name she said is Amelia.
“Seeing in one of the Kyiv bomb [shelters], how children draw bright pictures in half-darkness, I of course, couldn’t silently pass by,” she wrote in the post according to the outlet’s report. “[I] stopped, praised, offered to do a little exhibition to somehow decorate this not so happy place.”
The social media user added that she was immediately taken with Amelia, who loved to perform, and began filming the child as she sang the beloved song.
“Everyone put their business aside and listened to a song by this girl who was just beaming light,” Smekhova wrote. “Video made with the permission of the girl’s mother, [I] promised that many people will see [them], Amelia really wanted this. I showed this video to people in different cities of Ukraine, it was seen by foreigners in different parts of the world. Amelia, your singing left no one indifferent.”
Smekhova concluded the post, “Look, Russians, against whom you are fighting. Only a coward can fight against civilians. [Taking] away childhood from defenseless children.”