WATCH: 12-year-old's emotional ukelele song goes viral
A VIDEO posted by a Currimundi mother who wanted one of her identical twin daughters to feel equal to her sister has proven a hit on social media.
The video of ukulele-playing Trini Blackmore, 12, singing a song she wrote for her late grandfather received 1400 likes and more than 300 comments within four days of being posted on the Sunshine Coast Community Board.
Trini's mother, Clorinda, said she posted the video on Facebook because Trini was worried that she was not as good a dancer as her identical twin, Madi.
Both sisters dance but Madi had been put in the front row of a dance session while Trini was at the back, which made her worry that she was not as good as her sister at things.
"I said, 'I'm going to prove to you that you do do things well, and it'll show that you are good at something'," Mrs Blackmore said.
"As soon as I put the video on, it went off," she said.
Facebook users have described Trini as super-talented, beautiful, amazing, unique, and awesome, and have said they would download the song if it were available.
"We are still humming this tune two days later..." wrote Kael J. Luke.
"Same! It's stuck in my head I had to come back and listen to it again. I need this on my iPod lol," Chelsea Menzies wrote.
Trini and her sister have only been playing ukulele for three months and the song is only the second Trini has written.
Mrs Blackmore sees a talent in the way her daughter can pour her emotions into song at such a young age and had always had a leaning towards music.
"She's always been a lovely little singer - she's always had a good voice - so there's something there, that's for sure," she said.
Mrs Blackmore said the positive reaction to the video had done the trick with boosting Trini's confidence.
"Every day, she comes home from school and asks how many people have liked it. It's really made her feel better, she said.
Mrs Blackmore said Madi and the twins' older brother, Josh, 16, were supportive of Trini and the video.
She said the sisters were close and it was sometimes a challenge to encourage them to be individuals and be treated as as individuals.
"They do everything together but I wanted her to know she is different," she said.
"A lot of teachers do lump them into the one person. My good friends and family, we all know the difference. She's always wanted to be different, the one who gets her hair cut and that sort of thing," she said.
But the massive reaction to Trini's video has presented Mrs Blackmore with another challenge: ensuring Madi does not feel over-shadowed.
"I did have Madi saying the next night that Trini's better at everything," she said.
"But I did say, as I did with Trini, you're better at being you, and that's all we can expect. That's what we've tried to tell all our kids."