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Don't come between this 4-yr-old and her favorite songs—and definitely don't sing them wrong

Everyone enjoys a cute kid video, but when a cute kid also exudes precociousness and personality, that's the stuff of viral delight.

Maliya Kabs is only four years old, but remember her name because if this car conversation with her dad is any indication, she's probably going to rule the world someday.

Not only can she say words in several different languages, but she can also sing and dance with more soul than most adults—and she can put her dad, Tay, in his place without the most adorable shade ever thrown.

In just two minutes, it's clear that this kiddo could command a room. She's not overbearing or disrespectful, she's just calmly and indisputably in charge of herself and everything in her orbit.


When she starts singing Selena—oh my. And When Tay sings the song wrong—she was just done. So hilarious.

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The best part is that a four-year-old doesn't really know how funny they are. This isn't an act—it's just her being her fabulous self.

The Kabs family shares videos on social media, and if you enjoyed this car karaoke, you'll enjoy their others as well. The North London family is made up of husband and wife, Tay and Chan, and their three kids, Teija, Maliya, and TJ, and they share the vibrant joy of their loving family life with silly games, dance-offs and sing-offs, celebrations, and more.

Mali and Tay's car songs are a highlight, every time. Here they celebrated her fourth birthday with a fancy dress, a dance lesson for dad, and a surprise from mom and big sister:

MALIYA KABS TURNS 4 🎉🎉www.youtube.com

Their car videos go back all the way to when she was just a toddler singing "Baby Shark," and each one is as adorable as the next.

Check out this one from when she was three and she had to open the car door so she could dance properly:

AFROBEATS MAKES 3 YEAR OLD JUMP OUT THE CAR‼️www.youtube.com

Social media can be a mixed bag of awfulness and awesomeness, but the Kabs family is bringing nothing but awesome to it.

Their social media journey started off three years ago with Tay and Teija messing around in the car and making videos to send Chan at work to make her smile. Someone suggested they post it on Facebook, and after it racked up 100,000 views, they knew they had something and grabbed the opportunity.

Now Tay and Chan, who previously worked as an engineer and a cardiac technician, have made sharing their family life their full-time jobs, which they say allows them to spend more time with their kids.

"The best bits for us is to spending time together and working as a family," Chan told Mirror last month. "I think because we all do enjoy it so much, it's great to do something you love and spend time with your family. We're able to get really more involved in their life, whereas when you're working, nine to five, you can miss so much."

The Kabs Family is definitely a channel to check out if you could use a little more delight in your life. You can follow them on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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Perhaps surprisingly, the main reason people don’t offer more acts of kindness is the fear of being misunderstood. That is, at least, according to The Kindness Test—an online questionnaire about being nice to others that more than 60,000 people from 144 countries completed. It does make sense—having your good intentions be viewed as an awkward source of discomfort is not exactly fun for either party.

However, the results of The Kindness Test also indicated those fears were perhaps unfounded. The most common words people used were "happy," "grateful," "loved," "relieved" and "pleased" to describe their feelings after receiving kindness. Less than 1% of people said they felt embarrassed, according to the BBC.


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"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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