Lullabies

Cute alert: Watch a baby fall asleep to Brahms's lullaby

David Motola and sonBearded Piano

February 04, 2016

Do lullabies work? Here's proof positive: when Salt Lake City dad David Motola played Brahms's iconic lullaby for his five-month-old son, despite the fact that young Samuel had an uncomfortable ear infection, the baby fell straight to sleep.

"I created the arrangement on the spot, adding my own melodies into the original lullaby," Motola told TODAY Parents. "I can't read sheet music and I play by ear, so I just played what was in my heart."

Since the video has gone viral (it's been viewed millions of times on Facebook), Motola has released his version of the piece as a single — with all proceeds being put aside in a college fund for Samuel and his brothers.