Watch a 3-year-old's unaffected joy at a dream come true and recall with nostalgia the simple, bubbling and genuinely overwhelming joys of childhood's innocence nature unjustly denies us in our adulthood.
Little Madeleine Dubois makes one's heart yearn for the undiluted capacity to soak-in the simple pleasures of living, encumbered, when she gets to ride a train for the first time in her life as a birthday treat.
Madeleine cries, unable to contain her pure delight. The little girl holds a hand over her mouth, her eyes seem to pop out of their sockets in awe as she hops up and down on the platform at the moment the train appears. She cries "oh my goodness" in dreamlike disbelief at the moment she boards the train.
The video has gone viral online having received more than 500,000 hits in two days, and 50,000 in the first hours after it was posted to Reddit on Monday.
According to the Daily Mail, Madelein's father Daniel Dubois, had shared the video privately nearly two years ago but someone posted it to Reddit on Monday and it became an instant hit.
Daniel said he knew his daughter would be excited at her first train ride but he had not expected the level of excitement she showed when she saw the rain rolling into the station, ABC News reports.
According to the Daily Mail, Madeleine, who is now about to turn five, is from Nashville, Tennessee. She had wanted a train ride more than anything else at her third birthday.
Her father's insight is piercing. The Daily Mail reports he said: "If she reacted in terror, it would have been different. At that age, they're so honest and sincere, and I love that raw excitement." He explained: "We used to live where we would cross train tracks a lot and she was so fascinated with them. She was like, 'I wanna ride a train,' so we did that for her birthday. We didn't know quite how she would react."