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Two young Inuit throat singers from Ottawa are melting hearts and making quite a name for themselves

Everyone’s talking about throat singers Samantha Metcalfe and Cailyn Degrandpre, who performed at the swearing-in ceremony of Canada’s new prime minister and cabinet.

The two 11-year-olds, who’ve been friends for years, performed and broke into giggles in front of the Governor General and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, November 4. Their laughter struck a chord with everyone watching the ceremony, and they easily stole the show

They’re genuine celebrities now, all over the internet and social media and warming the hearts of people across the country. They’ve been dubbed the “Ministers of Cuteness,” received praise from the venerable Tanya Tagaq and even have their own hashtag #giggles.

They sat down with CBC Ottawa on the morning of November 5 for a chat, and for a short performance at the end of the interview.

Have a listen below, and just try not to smile.

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