Cuteness overload: Toddler goes viral for being Tharman's number 1 fan

While the presidential candidates were setting out to build a presence on social media, a toddler went viral for her enthusiasm for Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's president-elect.

TikTok user Faisal Marican posted a video of his daughter Amara on Polling Day (Sept 1) in which she repeatedly exclaimed Mr Tharman's name to counter her dad stating Mr Ng Kok Song's name.

@01fhm #pcfsparkletots #pcfsparkeltotsplaygroup #sparkletots #bedokreservoir ♬ original sound - Faisal Marican

Netizens were won over by the toddler who flapped her arms and stomped her feet while giving her father exasperated looks every time he countered her 'Tharman' with 'Kok Song'.

The video has since garnered over 813,000 views.

In a video uploaded on Sept 3, Faisal responded to a comment from a viewer who hoped Mr Tharman would see the video and meet with Amara.

@01fhm Replying to @SITI NUR AISHAH #pcf #pcfsparkletots #pcfsparkeltotsplaygroup #tharmanshanmugaratnam #ngkoksong2023 #bedokreservoir ♬ original sound - Faisal Marican

In addition to thanking netizens for the likes and shares of the initial video, Faisal said that they have been invited to the Istana.

According to AsiaOne, Faisal told them the said invitation is 'still pending approval' and they are 'feeling hopeful to meet the president-elect at Istana'.

Mr Tharman will be sworn in as president at the Istana on Sept 14.