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A viral video about Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pies has made the product a hot item at Walmart stores across the country. John Forrest Ales, a rep for the corporation, tells Yahoo that at one point their stores were selling one pie per second. If you do the math, at $3.48 a pie, you’re looking at about $1 million in sales in a 72-hour period.

The pie’s product page is also currently the most-visited food site on Walmart.com. According to the spokesmen for Walmart, the product is selling so rapidly, manufacturers are having a hard time keeping shelves stocked.

“Friday morning, the team was working with the [sweet potato pie] supplier to see how we can keep up with the demand,” Ales said. “The supplier… was having a hard time finding [enough] sweet potatoes. So we walked down the hall to the produce department [and said,] ‘We need about 2 million pounds of California sweet potatoes!’ So that’s what we’ve been working through.”

LaBelle has already reached out to the young man in the video, praising him for his support. “She kept thanking me and she kept telling me how much she loved me. She kept telling me to be me,” James Wright said. “She was like ‘Boy, you can sang!’”

You can see James’ viral video below.

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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