Black children reacting to Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid trailer shows why representation matters

After Disney fans saw Halle Bailey's amazing first scene as Ariel in The Little Mermaid,

many have talked about how the singer's new role will affect kids who watch the movie.

Halle, who is 22 and best known as one half of the duo Chloe x Halle, plays Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action movie.

This week, a powerful trailer came out with a snippet of Halle's version of the song "Part of Your World,

which was originally sung by Jodi Benson (who, by the way, likes Halle's role).

On social media, people have shared videos of black children, especially young girls, watching the trailer for the first time.