Video of Ukrainian Girl Singing 'Let it Go' Inside Bomb Shelter Viewed 3M Times

A video of a Ukrainian girl in a bomb shelter has gone viral after viewers were moved by her rendition of the song "Let it Go" from Disney's popular animated film, Frozen.

The video has been viewed over 3 million times on Twitter and showed the young girl singing the Ukrainian version to a group of families sheltering from danger.

The person recording the performance also filmed the reactions of the other people around the room. Those in the bunker can be seen smiling and recording the girl's singing for themselves.

The video was first posted on March 3 on Facebook by Marta Smekhova, according to a Mail Online report. In her Facebook post, Smekhova detailed her encounter with the girl singing in the Kyiv bomb shelter.

She said that name of the girl singing was Amelia and she had dreams of singing to large audiences on a big stage.

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"Seeing in one of the Kyiv bomb [shelters], how children draw bright pictures in half-darkness, I of course, couldn't silently pass by," Smekhova wrote in the Facebook post, according to a Google translation.

"[I] stopped, praised, offered to do a little exhibition to somehow decorate this not so happy place."

Smekhova said that as she spoke to the children in the shelter, Amelia, was particularly talkative and said she loved to sing.

Smekhova encouraged Amelia to perform to those in the shelter despite the loudness of the room.

"Everyone put their business aside and listened to a song by this girl who was just beaming light," she wrote in the post.

"Video made with the permission of the girl's mother, [I] promised that many people will see [them], Amelia really wanted this.

"I showed this video to people in different cities of Ukraine, it was seen by foreigners in different parts of the world. Amelia, your singing left no one indifferent."

She closed her message with a plea to the Russians to reconsider their invasion of their country.

"Look, Russians, against whom you are fighting. Only a coward can fight against civilians. [Taking] away childhood from defenseless children," she wrote.

The video has been overwhelmingly praised online by social media users since it began to go viral. Actress Idina Menzel, who played Elsa, the character who performs the song in the film Frozen, also acknowledged Amelia's efforts.

"We see you, we really, really see you," Menzel wrote on her Twitter page.

Other social media users noted how moving the performance was despite the difficult situation facing Ukrainians.

"The gut-wrenching visuals of children hiding in bomb shelters is all too similar to us here in Israel. Watch this little Ukrainian girl singing "Let it go" in a shelter," Jerusalem Post journalist Emily Schrader tweeted.

"A video of a Ukrainian little girl singing "Let it go" in a shelter is shared by millions today," comic book creator Badiucao tweeted.

"It's sad, beautiful, and also inspiring hope. I used the footage to make an image to show the whole shelter."

"#WarDay 12. The courage of the children in the shelters is mind-blowing. Let it go lyrics inspire the whole shelter. I'm in tears at the unfairness," Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko wrote on twitter.

Fighting in Kyiv is raging on and the city's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said he expects support from countries all around the world.

He insisted Ukraine does not want to go back to the USSR and said Ukraine would continue to fight Russia for the "whole modern world."

Newsweek has contacted Marta Smekhova for comment.

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An image of Amelia from the viral video that showed her singing in a bomb shelter in Kyiv. The video has been viewed over 3 million times on Twitter and showed the young girl singing the Ukrainian version to a group of families sheltering from danger. Marta Smekhova