Waffle House staff join in as young girl leads 'Let It Go' sing-along

“It was really a special moment."

Waffle House staff join in as young girl leads 'Let It Go' sing-along
Courtesy of Chelsea Wallace
July 8, 2024, 3:16 PM

What started off as a regular Waffle House visit quickly turned into a magical sing-along for one Alabama mom and her children.

On Sunday morning, Dr. Chelsea Wallace, a plastic surgeon based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was with her two daughters at a Waffle House restaurant when she captured the sweet moment when staffers sang and danced along with her 3-year-old daughter Foster, who happily belted out the lyrics to "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen."

"We started with [a song from] 'Trolls' and that's really kind of what livened the place up. And so the next song was 'Let It Go,' and when that hit, the whole place just like went wild, and everyone started singing," Wallace recalled to "Good Morning America." "It was really a special moment and definitely something we will cherish for forever."

Dr. Chelsea Wallace captured the sweet moment when a Waffle House restaurant staffer sang and danced along to “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” with her 3-year-old daughter Foster.
Courtesy of Chelsea Wallace

Wallace told "GMA" that she and her family frequently visit Waffle House and at this Tuscaloosa restaurant in particular, the team members treat "everyone like family" and even compared the staffer featured in her video clip to that of a "fairy godmother."

"The staff truly is amazing. They greet our children by name. They make an effort to bring out coloring papers, crayons. I always feel like they treat [it] like a five-star dining experience even though it is a typical Waffle House," the mom of two said. "They go above and beyond."

Wallace said her daughter Foster is a major “Frozen” fan who loves “all things Elsa.”
Courtesy of Chelsea Wallace

In a statement to "GMA," Waffle House called the sing-along between restaurant team members and Foster a "truly sweet moment."

"It's something that happens at many Waffle Houses on a regular basis because it's part of what makes a Waffle House, a Waffle Home for so many of our customers," the restaurant chain said.

As for Foster, Wallace said "the world is [her daughter's] stage," and she hopes the heartwarming sing-along clip will bring a moment of positivity to anyone who sees it.

Dr. Chelsea Wallace is a mom of two and lives with her family in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The family visited Walt Disney World this summer.
Courtesy of Chelsea Wallace

"[She loves] to bring a smile to anyone's face that she encounters. And I hope this video has at least brought some positivity to anyone who hasn't had a chance to see it," she said.

"Every day has a little bit of magic. You encounter people who are truly magical, if we just stop and appreciate it," Wallace added.

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