12/03/2014 08:56 GMT | Updated 13/03/2014 04:59 GMT

'Linda, Honey, Listen': Toddler Demanding Cupcakes Presents A Convincing Argument (VIDEO)

This three-year-old wants cupcakes. He wants them bad. And he's here to present his case, so take your seats ladies and gentlemen.

The charismatic little chap - who surely has a career ahead of him in the courtroom - engages in a heady debate with his mother as to why he he deserves the desert.

The video was posted to YouTube by Mateo's mother Linda Beltran in late February and has clocked up nearly a million views.

Linda, honey, listen': Mateo makes his case for desert

Writing on UberConferenceBlog, Ms Beltran explained why her son occasionally used her first name.

She said: "This summer we went on a family trip to a theme park. We came across a lost boy, who could not for the life of him tell us his name or parents' names.

"We felt horrible, and as we handed him over to park staff we realised we'd never really told our boys what our names were - they only knew us as Mommy and Daddy.

"We didn't want them to ever be in the same situation and not know our names, so we taught them and they quickly learned. This made Mateo feel a little empowered."

I'll say!

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