TIME Appreciation

The Moms of YouTube

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, NewsFeed takes a moment to appreciate some of the most memorable moms who have gone viral on YouTube in the past few years.


  • The Dancing Mom

    While Utah mom Summer Knowlden was practicing for an online dance-off, she accidentally knocked down her toddler as she was shaking her behind. However, we actually wouldn’t be surprised if more moms had dance parties like this one when their kids leave for school!

  • The Mom Who Dances to BeyoncĂ©

    This mother and daughter, however, have perfect timing when they groove to Beyoncé’s “End of Time.” After the dance went viral, choreographer Tianne King and her daughter Heaven got to meet the pop diva at a concert.

  • The Dancing Mom Who Also Happens to Be The First Lady of the United States

    Last year, Michelle Obama, mother of two, mocked the embarrassing moves that moms often bust out while chaperoning school dances. But no mom could look as embarrassing as Jimmy Fallon in drag.

  • The Mom Whose Son Surprised Her with Super Bowl Tickets

    When the Seattle Seahawks made it to Super Bowl 2014, Mike Harris surprised his mom Vicki with tickets and filmed her emotional reaction.

  • The Mom Who Surprised Her Daughter with a Trip to Disneyland

    When Katie Clem bought her six-year-old Lily a trip to Disneyland for her birthday in 2011, her daughter started to weep tears of joy. The mom’s first time using a Flip camera and YouTube garnered 15 millions views and profile in the New York Times.

  • The Mom Whose Son Really Needs a Cupcake Right Now

    Arguing with his mother Linda Beltran and saying “Linda, honey, listen!” repeatedly for two-and-a-half minutes may not have gotten Mateo, 3, the cupcake that he wanted, but it did get this video more than six million YouTube views. He finally got his cupcakes — actually a tower of Superman and Batman-themed ones — on The Ellen Show in March.

  • The Mom Whose Baby Freaks Out Whenever She Blows Her Nose

    Seems like this mother didn’t need to get her baby son Emerson a high chair with toys after all because she can make him laugh hysterically just by blowing her nose.

  • The Panda Mom Playing with Her Baby

    That moment when video captured play time between the panda Mei Xiang and her newborn Bao Bao when the female cub was only six days old at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. last summer.

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