Thank you, “The Today Show,” for introducing us to our new favorite person: Christian Bottger, aka “Little Fear.”
On Sunday afternoon, the 10-year-old dancing sensation performed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders before the team’s showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s just say nobody was watching the cheerleaders—which, considering the dudes that make up your average football audience, is pretty darn impressive. Here’s the clip. (And yes, the number opens with “Gangnam Style”—we’re sorry—but stick it out, because seriously, you want to see this kid Dougie.)
Anyway, some on-the-ball producer at “The Today Show” understood that a star had just been born, and got Christian and the cheerleaders on this morning’s show. Which, not being football-watchers, is where we first saw him—and fell in love.
The show doesn’t have footage of his performance online, but they do have his kind of adorable interview. (Matt Lauer: “Do you like all the attention you’ve been getting?” Christian: “Hmm, let me think” [makes sarcastic “thinking” face].) Take a look: