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Heartwarming clip shows entire family learning ASL together to communicate with baby born deaf

The internet is getting emotional over an entire family learning ASL for the baby, 'She has a village.'

Heartwarming clip shows entire family learning ASL together to communicate with baby born deaf
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @angiemarie1

A supportive family can make life so much better, as they stand by you through thick and thin. So, when a couple found out their baby was born deaf, their entire family came in to support them in a heartwarming way. Angie Marie–who goes by (@angiemarie1) on TikTok–posted a video, leaving the internet in tears. The video featured Marie's family and extended family gathered in a living room and learning American Sign Language or ASL.

Image Source: TikTok | @angiemarie1
Image Source: TikTok | @angiemarie1

The kids sat on the floor while the adults were on the couch and chairs. The entire extended family showed up for their daughter, making the mom believe that "everything will be okay." The family sang ABCs in ASL alongside the teacher as the baby was restingpeacefully in her cot. "Thinking back to the time when we found out our daughter was born deaf and not knowing what our future looked like," the mom wrote in the video's text overlay. "7 months later, our families are learning ASL right along with us," she continued.

The beautiful video received over 5 million views and 1.1 million likes. Marie captioned the video, "Ohana means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." People couldn't get enough of the effort the remarkable family was making.

Image Source: TikTok | @angiemarie1
Image Source: TikTok | @angiemarie1

Many people took to the comments to express their thoughts on the powerful moment. @sinnybinn commented, "There are some parents who don't even learn sign language, so this is so amazing." @druey5 shared their experience, "I was born deaf and my entire family did not do this. Only my mom learned. Ultimately, I got the cochlear implant and they said, 'See, you don't need ASL now.' Well, I did back then, lol." @ellakinley remarked, "Full body chills. To be loved is to be seen and understood. This family is rich in what matters."

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Image Source: TikTok | @heatherdoodle
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Image Source: TikTok | @tiktokforgood

A teacher, @sweetlo12, expressed, "I'm a 6th-grade teacher and had 2 hard-of-hearing students this year. Both parents never learned sign language. What you and your family are doing is so beautiful." @psanna remarked, "As a mama who just found out our 6-month-old is hearing impaired and scared. Thank you. This gives me hope!" The creator replied that she feels scared on certain days too, but "you're their mom for a reason."

@angiemarie1 Ohana means family, family means no one gets left behind or forgotten🥹❤️ #deafculture #deafkidsrock #signlanguageforbabies ♬ original sound - Angie Marie

In another similar story, actress Jane Fonda became the champion of inclusivity when she used sign language during her Oscar acceptance speech in 1979. The video resurfaced after Troy Kotsur became the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar. He was awarded Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the 2021 movie "CODA." In the video, Fonda says, "I'm signing part of what I'm saying tonight because while we were making the movie, we all became more aware of the problems of the handicapped. Over 14 million people are deaf. They are the invisible handicapped and can't share this evening, so this is my way of acknowledging them."

Fonda won the Oscar for her role in "Coming Home," a movie that follows the love story of a woman and a paralyzed Vietnam war veteran. The reason behind the actress's gesture was simple: Oscars didn't provide closed captions at that time. So, she did it to share her victory with all of her fans have a part in it.


You can follow Angie Marie (@angiemarie1) on TikTok for more lifestyle and family content.

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