She’s 14 years shy of voting age, but a four-year-old Colorado girl, Abigael Evans, is so fed up with hearing about the election that she cried after listening to an NPR story about the race between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
Abigael’s crying went viral after her mother interviewed her about why she was so upset. The video, titled “Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney,” has amassed nearly 1.6 million views on YouTube since Elizabeth Evans posted the clip on Tuesday. You can view the video of Abbie crying below.
In the video, Abigael is shown with tears in her eyes as her mother asks why she is so upset.
“Just because I’m tired of Bronco Bamma 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?.”
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“K,” the girl responds, still sobbing.
NPR apologized for making Abigael cry. The public radio outlet said it doesn’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 public radio outlet 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.’”
The election is being held Tuesday, but it hasn’t taken Abigael until that long to turn her sobs into smiles.
The 4-year-old was given an NPR pin that changed her mood, NPR journalist Grace Hood tweeted.