Video taken of a 7-year-old girl in Brandon, South Dakota has gone viral after she gulped the wine at her first communion.
Brynley Heidebrink’s sip of the communion wine was less like a sip and more like a chug, in fact, that the priest had to pull the cup from her little hands.
“I could see her very well … I just kept thinking, ‘Please stop drinking,’” Brynley’s mother Stefanie said.
Brynley had even practiced for the spiritual event, asking her mother specifically about the wine, Stefanie said.
“We had a retreat that morning to practice and she even asked again right before she went up there and I told her to just let it touch your lips; you don’t even have to take a sip.”
Little Brynely said she couldn’t explain why she chugged the wine, other than, “I don’t know (why),’” according to Stephanie, who added her daughter didn’t even like the taste.
Regardless, Stefanie was tickled by the incident. She thought her family would be amused as well, so she shared the footage on social media.
“After I posted, I had a lot of friends and family text me saying that they can’t stop watching and laughing,” Stefanie said.
Millions of other TikTok users must agree, as the video has been viewed more than 27 million times.
Stefanie said her daughter is unaware of her viral fame and she is happy to leave it that way, and let Brynley focus on her other passions: dance and gymnastics.
“She’s always been my little diva, so this is just fitting that she is going viral for something like this,” Stefanie said.