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This Is What The Little Boy From The 'Linda Listen' Video Is Up To Now

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This Is What The Little Boy From The 'Linda Listen' Video Is Up To Now

We will never forget the little boy in the green t-shirt shouting at his mum: "Ok Linda. Linda, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen Linda. Listen." If by some miracle you have forgotten, here's a reminder:

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Little Matteo was just three at the time the video was taken. We spoke to his mum to find out what the now 10-year-old Matteo is up to now.

The infamous Linda said: "[He's] enjoying learning all about martial arts and adjusting to social distance learning. Him and his brother love playing video games.

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"Matteo is a huge help at home with his brothers, he is always eager to learn and jump in where he can."

But what exactly was going on to get Matteo all riled up in the viral video?

Linda said: "Matteo wanted to skip dinner and jump right into dessert. So this became a major debate. We were mid conversation when I finally started recording."

Matteo, now aged 10. Credit: Instagram/listenlinda1
Matteo, now aged 10. Credit: Instagram/listenlinda1
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This wasn't the only thing Matteo would say, as his mum pointed out: "He used to say 'listen' and 'you're not listening to me' because all parents know we tend to use these phrases with our kids. 'Listen to me!' 'You're not listening to me' or even 'OK, are you paying attention?'."

At the time, people were wondering how the little LAD knew his mum's name, Linda went on to explain: "He had learned our names a few weeks back and quickly learned that if we were distracted he could quickly get our attention by using our names. We felt that our kids needed to learn our names in case of any emergencies.

"We didn't want our kids to be put in a situation of 'what's your mom's name?' and them only being able to respond with 'mom'."

I mean, we're certainly glad Linda taught him her real name. This may never have happened otherwise.

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Speaking about her surprise at how much the video has been watched (28 million times), she said: "Oh man never in my life did I think it would get over 28m views. Or that even now people would still talk about how much it made them laugh.

"Stories of people getting out of dark times because this video made them laugh. It's amazing.

"Look, life hasn't been the easiest on us. We struggle almost daily so hearing people's stories on how this short video changed them or how we make their day as the follow us is great. Lifts my spirits too. In a way we're all here for one another."

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You can follow Matteo's Instagram here.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Listen Linda Beltran

Topics: Viral, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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