Kristin Kerr took her two children, 4-year old Kaelyn and 3-month old Jackson, on an elevator in a building in Reading, Massachusetts. The elevator broke down between floors. Firefighters lowered a ladder into the elevator to evacuate the Kerr family.
During this stressful time, Kaelyn began to panic. One of the firefighters responded by playing on his smartphone the song "Let It Go" (embedded below) from the movie Frozen. The firefighters, John Keough and Scott Myette, sang along. Soon Kaelyn calmed down and joined them. NBC News describes the scene:
“John said, ‘Do you like the movie “Frozen?”’ Myette recalled. “So she just nodded yes and when she did, I guess my father instinct kind of kicked in and I just started singing the song, and John did, too.”
To improve the impromptu performance, Myette also played the original song, which he had downloaded on his phone for his daughter.
“I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this, but yeah, I pretty much knew all of (the words),” he said. “It’s not a bad song, it just gets stuck in your head a little bit.”
Kerr said her daughter loves both the song and the movie, which she estimates she’s watched 15 to 20 times. She was both amused and impressed by the firefighters serenading her daughter.
My 3-year old is singing "Let It Go" at this very moment, so I can see how this method would be effective.
-via Amy Duncan | Photo: Kerr Family