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San Jose 3-Year-Old Goes Viral As ‘Little Mateo’ Pleads His Case For Cupcakes; Parents Build College Fund

- R. Del Rosario | CBS Local

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Little three year-old Mateo Beltran from San Jose is getting much notoriety these days thanks to a little video that has gone uber-viral on YouTube. With over 4 million views to date, the video captures Mateo’s relentless begging for a cupcake from his mother, Linda Beltran, and now they’re even selling t-shirts with his catchphrase on them.

Linda caught the sweet-talking toddler trying to convince her on the benefits of feeding him and his brother cupcakes for dinner. Going as far as calling her “Honey,” “Linda” not “Mom” and repeating her words, especially when she says “I’m done arguing with you…”


Mateo’s parents, Kenneth & Linda are selling shirts with Mateo’s catch phrase “Linda, Honey, Honey, Listen…” All proceeds goes to his college fund. Law school is pretty pricey these days and you know he’s worth the investment.

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  • “Linda, Honey, Listen”: Moms be careful with your children’s online life | mommyblog lines:

    […] On March 18, 2014, The Ellen DeGeneres Show featured mom Linda Beltran and her eldest son Mateo, who made the 8 million viewed You Tube sensation  “Linda, Honey, Listen” – 3-year old Mateo Makes His Case for Cup Cakes”. At the end of their interview, Ellen treated Mateo to a 5 foot mound of cup cakes, and gifted Linda with a spa weekend and a $10,000 cheque to help with the living expenses of her family – including her husband Kenneth, their second child, and her parents-in-law. Mateo’s parents are capitalizing further on their son’s notoriety by selling t-shirts with his catchphrase “Linda, Honey, Honey, Listen…” with all proceeds going to his college fund. […]

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