Cameras panned over to Carina, who began flipping her hair over her shoulders, as her father spoke of his hopes for his daughter: "She's still young, and her dreams are far off yet, but I hope she'll reach them."
As the crowd burst into laughter, NBC anchorman Brian Williams couldn't help but quip, “There's nothing quite like being a father of a daughter.”
Carina's primping antics were also a hit with the Twitterverse, with some commenters seeing a future for her in politics.
Carina Castro for Preschool President!— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) September 5, 2012
Carina Victoria Castro for Secretary of the ADORABLE— Kevin Pang (@kevinthepang) September 5, 2012
And yes, there are GIFs for this.
Here's Julian Castro's keynote address in full:
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