Video Resurfaces of Kid Refusing to Let His Dad Interrupt His Moment With Whitney Houston

It may have happened more than three decades ago, but a touching moment between a young fan and the late Whitney Houston is once again making the rounds online, and people can't seem to get enough. In the clip, which is now over 30 years old, a little boy is welcomed up onstage by Whitney just moments before she belts out her chart-topping hit "The Greatest Love of All." But when his dad hops onstage to take him down, he adorably refuses to go — causing the crowd and Whitney to erupt in hysterics.

The clip originally aired back in 1991

It was recently reshared by Instagram user @morgantheceo on December 5.

According to, the video was taken during the singer's Welcome Home Heroes concert, which was held at the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia, as U.S. troops returned home from the Gulf War.

In the video, Houston lifts a small toddler up in her arms and holds him on her hip for a few moments before setting him down on a stool beside her. Then, he watches her intently as she serenades him.

By the end of the song, his dad attempts to remove him, but he's not having it. He clearly tells him no and defiantly gestures for his dad to go back to his place in the audience.

"That baby said, 'You ain’t bout to steal my joy!'" one person said.

"He knew he was in the presence of greatness," another added.

The little boy was later identified as Kelly Ennis

And even though he's all grown-up now, he can still remember bits and pieces from that special day.

In fact, he was even interviewed in 2020 about the heartwarming moment.

"Just to be able to share that experience with her ... share that energy ... you know, I'm grateful, I'll always cherish it," he said at the time.

In just a few weeks, the video has earned more than 9.1 million views It's also received thousands of comments from nostalgic fans, who still can't believe that Whitney is gone.

"I have never seen this," one user added. "So beautiful! Whitney was such a sweet soul. You never hear anyone say anything bad about her. I hate [that] she got caught up in addiction."

"What a beautiful and very lucky baby," someone else wrote. "I still get teary eyed whenever I see a video of Whitney. I miss her like she was in my family."

The old clip has definitely resurfaced at an interesting time It came just weeks before a musical biopic of Whitney's life, titled, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, was released in theaters, starring Naomi Ackie as a young Whitney Houston.

The film, which has received mixed reviews so far, has reignited public interest in the late singer nearly 10 years after her death.

And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it's worth a watch for any fan who might be curious.

"Anyone who loves Whitney Houston and her music will leave the film with that love reinforced — especially anyone who sees it in a theater with a wall-shaking sound system," the outlet reported.

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