These Students Surprised Their Deaf Custodian With A Birthday Song In Sign Language. His Reaction Left Everyone In Tears!
Most people assume that people who are deaf are incapable of listening to music and enjoying it. This is because we assume that deafness means complete silence.
How do deaf people enjoy music?
This couldn't be more wrong! Deafness is a spectrum and millions of people who have hearing impairments are musicians and music fans. They enjoy going to concerts too!
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Even without hearing aids, people who are deaf can feel the vibrations when a song is played. According to Assistive Technology Blog the combination of vibrations and lyrics is how deaf people enjoy music.
Everyone is in love with this deaf custodian
So, it's no surprise that a deaf custodian, Mr. James had the best reaction after students from a kindergarten class surprised him with a Happy Birthday song. The video was shared on the Facebook page of the Texas-based News4 in San Antonio.
Although the students had to learn the song in sign language to accompany their singing, the overwhelmed custodian definitely felt their well-wishes and could barely contain himself.
If it was possible, he would have exploded with joy.
One of my residents is deaf. He can hear somewhat but mainly lipreads. I showed him today that I know the entire alphabet in sign language and a few words.— Jessica Marie (@JessCanSo) October 25, 2018
The way his face lit up really made my day. It stuck with me. Everyone deserves communication. I plan to learn further 💛
This is awesome! Teaching children to communicate with all their fellow Americans. I believe ASL should taught to all children in school. The deaf would no longer be discriminated against. We are separated only by deafness. #NoDeafLeftBehind— buck4you (@buck4you) October 25, 2018
Today of all days this gave me hope for our future! Bless the children and that teacher!!— Kate (@TohanKate) October 25, 2018
People are just as overcome with emotions as the amazing Mr. James whom the children clearly love. The video has gathered almost 3 million views and online, commenters are beside themselves, sharing their own reactions and experiences with deaf friends and family members. This is what the world needs.