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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A cupcake debate between a 3-year-old and his mother has become a viral sensation and caught the eye of a national talk show host.

The stars of the YouTube video, 3-year-old Matthew "Mateo" Beltran and his mother Linda, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday. The original video has garnered more than 4.5 million views on YouTube.

After Mateo's mother said no, he went and asked his grandmother about the cupcakes, and hilarity ensued.

Linda explained that Mateo calls her Linda and his father Kenneth whenever he is debating with them.

"When he's serious and he really wants to get his point across, then we become Linda and Kenneth," she said.

Ellen had a surprise for both Mateo and Linda: Mateo received a massive pile of superhero cupcakes, while his mom got a weekend spa retreat along with a check for $10,000 from Shutterfly.

To follow his cupcake adventures, check out his website, Mateo wants a cupcake.

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