Sharjah: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has met the girl who mimicked one of his speeches in a video that has gone viral.
Shaikh Mohammad visited the home of Mahra Al Shehi in Sharjah on Friday.
On Thursday, Shaikh Mohammad retweeted a video of a little Emirati girl mimicking one of the sentences he previously said in a speech, and expressed his desire to meet her.
"This little girl impressed me, God bless her. I want to visit her, does anyone know who she is?" said Shaikh Mohammad's tweet.
A huge number of people interacted with the Shaikh Mohammad tweet and guided him to her name and her house in Sharjah.
Shaikh Mohammed also tweeted about his meeting with the little viral star, calling her the "queen of children":
"With my daughter Muhra Al Shehi - an emirati angel and the queen of children."
مع ابنتي مهرة الشحي .. ملاك إماراتي .. وملكة الأطفال .. pic.twitter.com/wDLHOP49fh— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 28, 2016
Meanwhile, the family of the girl described the visit of Shaikh Mohammad to their house as a historical visit, and they said they could not describe the moments of happiness when Shaikh Mohammad decided to meet their little girl.
Mahra’s mother, Maraim Al Shurafa, told Gulf News that she was shocked when she received a call from the office of His Highness and was informed about the visit.
"Really I did not even knew that His Highness noticed the video," she said.
“When I informed Mahra that Shaikh Mohammad would visit her, she jumped and hugged me. She was very happy, she kept asking when he would visit, what time he would come."
Referring to her daughter’s small size, she said it is due to a liver condition that has affected her growth. but this has only made Mahra more determined to distinguish herself.
Who is Mahra Ahmad Al Shehi?
Mahra Ahmad Al Shehi, six years old, is a Grade 1 student at the Sharjah Model School for Girls. She is getting full marks in her subjects.
She is the eldest in the family and has two siblings, Abdullah, 5, and Asmaa, 3.
Mahra told Gulf News that she wants to be a dental surgeon one day.
She said she was extremely happy about Shaikh Mohammad’s visit, and that she couldn't believe her dream had come true.
Mahra said: “I cannot express how much happiness is inside me, meeting Shaikh Mohammad and sitting with him is a dream that came true by the grace of God.”
Mahra is a member ipf a volunteer association, and has participated in a number of volunteer projects across the country.
Mahra said that she wishes also to meet His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
She then started narrating what Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan did for his country, and she said that she wanted to be like him.
“To be like Shaikh Zayed I should think and be smart”, Mahra said
Mahra has Instagram account which her family set up on May 31 this year, and she has 65,000 followers.