You see viral videos of children experiencing firsts all the time: First time walking, first time seeing a dog or a cat, first time trying chocolate, among others. But this recording of a toddler feeling the rain on her skin for the first time has an extra layer of magic to it, which no doubt explains the millions of viewers that have flocked to the August 2015 YouTube video of the event.

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The video begins the sound of pouring rain. It's heavy. Dad asks a simple question, "Harper, do you want to go out in the rain?"

You can see by Harper's initial reaction that he's not so sure. 

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As Dad begins to move forward and walk out of their garage, Harper's expression changes. There's more excitement of the anticipation. 

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Pretty soon, the father-son duo are dancing and just having a fun time in the middle of the downpour.

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Though little Harper has seen the rain from the window before, this is her first time experiencing the summer rain firsthand, her father Don Swift explains in the video description. 

From the overwhelmed, overjoyed expression on her face to her attempt to run off into the rain by herself the moment her father sets her down, Harper has captured the hearts of many.

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This experience isn't just fun and games, either: Bright Hub Education reports positive sensory experiences like this one are fundamental to a child's proper growth. According to the website, author Janet Doman thinks it's a parent's job to essentially shape and define a toddler's senses by helping them have formative experiences. Bright Hub Education reports studies have shown children who had fewer of these moments and received less attention grew up to have significantly smaller brains than those who'd been given more sensory experiences.

Be sure to watch this full experience in the video below. Make sure to share this knowledge — and this adorable video — with your friends on Facebook!