A heartwarming video of a deaf father interacting with his newborn daughter in sign language has left many teary-eyed. The video was shared on Twitter by retired US basketball professional Rex Chapman along with a caption that read, “This hearing-impaired father expressing love to his newborn daughter in sign-language is the definitely Twitter content I’m here for.”
Viewed over 4.5 million times, the 41-second clip features a man affectionately holding a newborn baby in his arms while communicating with her in sign language. Used by the deaf and other non-verbal individuals, sign language is a standardised system of interacting using visual gestures and signs.
Watch the video here:
This hearing-impaired father expressing love to his newborn daughter in sign-language is the definitely Twitter content I’m here for…💪😍😇😊🔥 pic.twitter.com/CEvINcmRaX
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) October 18, 2019
While there is no universal sign language, the American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL) are two of the most widely used.
Several people online were moved by the interactions between the man and his daughter after the video went viral. Many observed that the little girl’s eyes were “fixated” on her father.
Moreover, a few users, who understood sign language, also translated the message for others. “Daddy. I’m your daddy. I love you. You’re a beautiful girl. Your eyes are such a beautiful colour, bright green! Just beautiful! What a cute smile! I love you. You’re a cutie. That’s a warm blanket. I love you. I love you. You’re beautiful. Cute.”
Translation: “Daddy. I’m your daddy. I love you. You’re a beautiful girl. Your eyes are such a beautiful color, bright green! Just beautiful! What a cute smile! I love you. You’re a cutie. That’s a warm blanket. I love you. I love you. You’re beautiful. Cute”
— Shengy99 (@Shengy99) October 18, 2019
Love does not need sound. It is an embedded app, in our DNA, and needs no adapters, translators or API’s… activated as needed!
— Mohan Subramanian (@TheReelMohan) October 18, 2019
That’s a great man right there.♥️
— Lisa 🖤 (@3rdGearNFly) October 18, 2019
Love the eye contact the baby has with daddy.
— buggz54 (@raywest54) October 19, 2019
SHE IS TRANSFIXED BY HIS LOVE! ALSO YOU ARE CRYING!
— 🎃OMJosh Shahryar 👻 (@JShahryar) October 19, 2019
She can’t take her eyes off him. 😍😍😍
— Will Koshover (@Willko33) October 18, 2019
Well now I’m sobbing at my desk
— Phil Stasyszen (@philstasyszen) October 18, 2019
While it is not clear when and where the video was shot, it sure has left netizens emotional.
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