Thursday 27 July 2017

Heart-warming moment Mickey Mouse delights deaf toddler by speaking in sign language

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

This video of a deaf toddler embracing Mickey and Minnie Mouse after they surprise him by speaking in sign language has gone viral.

The two-year-old boy was greeted by the characters at the LA theme park with non-profit company Olive Crest, which provides safe homes, counselling, and education for abused, neglected and at-risk children.

The moment was captured last month during the trip, which was organised to treat the charity's foster and adoptive families, along with Olive Crest staff.

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"Just when you thought Disneyland couldn't get any more magical," Olive Crest posted alongside the video, which was viewed close to half a million times on their Facebook page.

However, the video has been viewed millions of times on re-shared videos around the Internet.

"Guys, this kid is the most incredible child I've ever met," his caseworker said about the video.

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"The ASL [American Sign Language] translator is behind him, signing to the characters so they can copy her and communicate with the little guy.

"He is not a big hugger, so that hug for Minnie is something special."

To find out more about Olive Crest, visit their Facebook page here.

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