This is the moment an adorable four-year-old dancer became a real-life Sleeping Beauty as she nodded off during her ballet performance.
Little Cecilia Viana was supposed to be pretending to be asleep during the routine at the Centro de Eventos in Barueri, Sao Paulo State, Brazil on 20th November.
But as her classmates got up to carry on with the show, sleepy Cecilia stayed put.
As her pals danced around her and the delighted audience cheered, she stayed snoozing for a full two minutes before she jumped up and faultlessly rejoined the routine.
Her mother, who recorded the clip, could be heard shouting: “Wake up, Cecilia, sleep at home.”
And her father Adevaldo Viana, 36, chuckled: “Cecilia’s sleepy.”
Mum Cristiane Oliveira, 38, also called out: “Cecilia, get up daughter, someone wake my daughter up, for God’s sake.”
Aptly, the song ‘Pra te fazer dormir’ (To Make You Fall Asleep) by Isadora Canto was playing in the background at the time.
Dad Adevaldo later told local media: “She prepared and rehearsed at home, she was excited, she woke up very early and kept talking about the performance and ‘let’s go, mum and dad’.
“As she didn’t take a nap in the afternoon, she ended up tired.”
The video went viral on social media, racking up more than six million views.
Adevaldo added: “We were super surprised, she knew the choreography perfectly.
“So, at first, we thought something had changed and that that was part of the show.”