The heartwarming video of a child’s growth goes viral

Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester is surprised that the video he made to document his daughter as she grew from a baby to a preteen has been such a hit. One look at Lotte’s eyes, which remain constantly beautiful over a compressed compilation of footage taken every week of her life, though, and the over 5 million views worldwide are entirely understandable.  In just a few minutes, we see her spit up, smile, laugh, cry, joke, and sport a number of hairstyles. It’s a joyous and bittersweet celebration of the march of time that Hofmeester is replicating with his son, Vince.