Kids React to Seeing Halle Bailey as 'The Little Mermaid' For the First Time

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See the adorable reactions to Halle Bailey as the iconic Disney princess.

Parents of young Black girls are sharing precious videos of their kids seeing Halle Bailey as Ariel for the first time, following the release of Disney's new trailer for the live-action version of The Little Mermaid. 

The first glimpse at the highly-anticipated film was revealed at Disney's D23 Expo over the weekend, where Bailey, 22, was revealed as the fan-favorite Disney princess while singing "Part of Your World." 

The groundbreaking first look teaser has garnered the most adorable and heart-warming responses from young Black viewers, proving that representation in film truly does matter. 

We have collected some of the most viewed TikTok posts showing kids as they blind react to the new trailer. Scroll through the videos below to watch the most tear-jerking moments: 

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Bailey has also responded to some of the sweet videos, writing on Twitter in response to one little girl's reaction: "k I just sobbed watching this thanks 😭💕she’s so sweet." 

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The actress also tweeted that people have been sending the reaction videos to her all weekend, stating that she is "truly in awe" of the fan feedback so far.  

"this means the world to me," she added. 

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