"Linda, Listen!" YouTube Star to Kick Off San Jose Children's Parade | NBC 7 San Diego

"Linda, Listen!" YouTube Sensation Mateo Beltran to Kick Off San Jose Children's Parade



    San Jose's youngest celebrity will kick off the city's annual Children's Faire parade Saturday at Discovery Meadow Park.

    Three-year-old Mateo Beltran -- who shot to fame after his "Linda, Listen!" YouTube video went viral with more than 4 million views -- has been busy since his appearance on The Ellen Show last month.

    In the video, Mateo refers to his mom as “Linda” and “honey” in order to prove a point about why he should have cupcakes for dinner.

    Since Mateo likes to argue, his parents hope he will go to law school one day. They are selling "Linda, Listen!" t-shirts online to help him set up a college fund. Mateo has also made a number of public appearances, including one at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    According to the San Jose Public Library, 5,000 people are expected to show up for Saturday's parade and fair, which will highlight "Month of the Child" celebrations.

    The theme of the fair is "spark your imagination."