A recent viral video shows a mom celebrating her toddler's reaction to hearing her parents' voices for the first time after getting a hearing device.
It is a special moment for parents when their child learns to speak and walk. These milestones are often recorded and celebrated. A recent video uploaded to TikTok by @rabolda44 shows a mom celebrating her toddler's hearing ability after getting a hearing device.
The video begins with a woman talking about the hearing device: "I am just going to change the programming a little bit. She is just growing so fast." The child cries while someone makes adjustments to her hearing aid. However, when she realizes she is suddenly able to hear clearly, she stops crying and looks around in curiosity.
At this point, her mother says "Hi, pretty girl" to her, and a man's voice—who is likely her dad—is also heard in the video as he says, "How are you doing? Billie, what are you doing?" Soon, Billie is seen smiling and holding her mother's hand as she is able to hear her parents for the first time in her life. The caption of the video reads, "Billy Kate hearing for the first time." The text overlay reads, "Hearing mom and dad for the first time."
The viral video has received heartwarming comments on it. @Samantha wrote, "Aww her little face trying to figure things out. So sweet." @savannah commented, "She is like, "Wait a minute... Mom? Dad?" @Carolyn Janice wrote, "This just made me cry, and what we take for granted. Her smile."
This has not only won hearts on TikTok but also on Reddit, after u/Sawoleszz shared it on the platform. It has received over 38K upvotes and hundreds of comments. u/Slight_Edge85 wrote, "These always get me. I love to see the transformation... the instant recognition of a loving voice."
Speaking of reaching a milestone despite roadblocks, Gabby Garcia was born deaf but she is now the star drummer of her school. Gabby Garcia is a drummer with Fort Myers High School marching band in Florida, according to NBC News.
Her parents found out that Gabby was born deaf when they were just about to send her to kindergarten. She learned American Sign Language and lip-reading. At 10, she got cochlear implants which boosted her hearing by 85%. However, she still was determined to learn drums through vibrations.
Gabby said that she feels it through her soul. According to Gabby's school band director, Ledarian Townsend, she is one of his best students. He said, "The sky is the limit, she has nothing that can stop her."
The Fort Myers High School marching band in Florida with whom Gabby performs is so good that they were invited to perform at London's New Year Day's parade.