Little Abigael Evans, the 4-year-old Colorado girl known as “Bronco Bama Girl” after a video showing her crying about the incessant media attention over the 2012 election went viral, is relieved that President Barack Obama was re-elected.
Abigael has gone viral again after her mother, Elizabeth Evans, posted video of the girl’s reaction to after the election last Wednesday. The YouTube video has gained more than 200,000 views over the past week.
“Guess what? The election is over,” Elizabeth Evans says on the video as she points the camera at Abigael.
“Who’s going to be our president?” asks “Bronco Bama Girl.”
“Bronco,” her mother responds, waiting for Abigael to finish the sentence.
“Bama,” the girl responds with delight.
Abigael then goes “yay,” along with a mild fist pump, indicating she’s more relieved than happy over the result.
Abigael captured the hearts of Americans when her mother posted a video of her crying about the election coverage. Mother and daughter had just finished listening to an NPR broadcast about the election when Elizabeth Evans posted video of her daughter in tears. She then asked why her daughter was so upset.
“Just because I’m tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney,” the Fort Collins, Colo., girl says.
Evans tries to console her daughter, telling her, “It will be over soon, Abbie, OK? The election will be over soon, OK?”
“K,” the girl responds, still sobbing.
NPR apologized for making Abigael cry. Public radio said it didn’t blame Abbie for getting teary-eyed over election coverage.
“On behalf of NPR and all other news outlets, we apologize to Abigael and all the many others who probably feel like her,” the network said. “We must confess, the campaign's gone on long enough for us, too. Let's just keep telling ourselves: ‘Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.’”