Mobile loving Toddler gets Key to the City

Mobile loving Toddler gets Key to the City

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MOBILE, Alabama - A video of a little girl who would rather go to Mobile than Disney World is getting national attention.

Three-year-old Mary Carlisle Williams’ parents were trying to surprise here with a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, but the toddler broke out into tears over the news saying she would rather go to Mobile.

The video has been played on national news and talk shows, and has since become a marketing opportunity for the Port City.

On Monday, Mayor Sandy Stimpson invited Mary Carlisle and her family for a meeting where he presented her with the Key to the City.

Her mother says she never expected this much attention for a video she took on her iPhone.

“We knew citizens of Mobile would think it was funny and enjoy watching it but we never imagined that I would become a nationwide video that people would love,” said Mandy Williams.

Mary Carlisle was also named an honorary citizen of Mobile. She says she wanted to come here so bad because her grandmother lives in Mobile.

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