See How Fast Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' Soothes a Crying Toddler

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The soulful singer Marvin Gaye's voice has always made ladies of all ages swoon. So, it's no wonder that a 1-year-old girl's sobbing stops the moment she hears "Let's Get It On."  In a video that's going viral, adorable little Brilynn's crying ceases as soon as the 1973 classic starts playing. Girl's got taste!

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How did this family discover this unique antidote for baby's bawling? Well, the song apparently plays in the background of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial, and when the little girl hears it, she stops what she's doing to listen. Who could blame her?

Brilynn's mom, Katherine Dees, shared a video of Gaye soothing her LO on Facebook, where it's garnered thousands of views. She also posted it on YouTube, where she wrote:

"My daughter stops everything she is doing when Marvin comes on :)."

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It's really sweet to see her older sister, 11-year-old Kayden, crack up as Brilynn's mood does a complete 180 once the tune starts playing. And what a testament to the power of music!

We have to wonder if all of Marvin Gaye's oeuvre does the trick, because let's face it, "Mercy, Mercy Me" and "What's Going On" are pretty special too.

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Her mom told the Huffington Post that she's delighted so many people are enjoying the video. 

"She loves music in general and will twirl around to any music," Katherine told HuffPo. "But this one is definitely her favorite. We always have music playing in the house so I'm sure that has contributed to her love for the art."

So sweet! We'll have to keep an eye out and see if Brilynn grows up to become a musician. If so, we'll definitely know we have Marvin Gaye to thank. 

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