NEW YORK—Talk about a psychedelic switch!

The viral clip of Coco Gauff dancing to “Call Me Maybe” at the 2012 Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day has finally made it to singer Carly Rae Jepsen, who shouted out the moment on her Instagram after Gauff won the US Open title on Saturday.

“The freaking cutest thing ever,” wrote Jepsen, who released her seventh studio album The Loveliest Time in August. “Congratulations to our #USOpen champ @CocoGauff.”

The video has been seen everywhere on social media in the days leading up to her first US Open final. Now that she’s won the title, it’s fodder for everyone’s “How It Started/How It’s Going” stitches, one of which evidently found its way to Jepsen.


Though the 19-year-old has fond memories of attending Kid’s Day as a child, she let out a comically exasperated sigh when the video was brought up after she up-ended Aryna Sabalenka to win her first major title in Flushing Meadows.

“That little girl, like she had the dream, but I don't know if she fully believed it,” she said, reflecting on her eight-year-old self. “As a kid, you have so many dreams. You know, as you get older sometimes it can fiddle away.

“I would tell her don't lose that dream. Honestly, I felt like I lost a little bit of the dream as this journey has gone. I would tell her don't lose the dream. Keep having fun. As you can see in the video, I loved being on Ashe, whether it was in the crowd or on the court. So, I would just tell her just keep working hard and keep believing in that dream and don't let the doubters diminish that.”

Gauff doesn’t have any plans to catch Carly in concert after her full-circle moment, discussing tickets to see SZA on an Instagram Live. The American also hopes to catch Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour one more time after seeing her perform in Paris back in the spring.