US mum Carol Benjamin shared a big moment with her daughter Scarlet on Facebook and it’s fair to say that it’s since gone wildly viral.
News services picked up the clip in a trice … and for very good reason. The video shows Carol’s 11-month-old baby girl getting sweetly emotional after hearing her big sister’s voice for the very first time. Watch the clip (below) and you’ll see what we mean!
“As everyone knows when Scarlet was born she was 3 months early,” Carol posted on Facebook explaining that baby Scarlet then contracted a nasty stomach infection had to be treated with a type of antibiotic that causes hearing loss.
“It has been a LONG and emotional experience. She reacted to most sounds so we thought she could hear fairly well. After what I witnessed today, it was not as well as I thought.”
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As everyone knows when Scarlet was born she was 3 months early. She ended up getting NEC (and certain stomach infection) and the antibiotics that she needed cause hearing loss. It has been a LONG and emotional experience. She reacted to most sounds so we thought she could hear fairly well. After what I witnessed today, it was not as well as I thought. Hearing aids make a WORLD of difference! I am so blessed and thankful for Atlanta Hearing Associates in Milledgeville for all that they have done for our baby girl. Anyway, enjoy one of the absolute best days of our lives. By the way, I'm crying, you're crying, everyone is crying. ?????“To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Posted by Carol Dianne Benjamin on Thursday, 10 January 2019
“Hearing aids make a WORLD of difference!” the thrilled mum admitted. “I am so blessed and thankful for Atlanta Hearing Associates in Milledgeville for all that they have done for our baby girl.”
“Enjoy one of the absolute best days of our lives. By the way, I’m crying, you’re crying, everyone is crying!”
Okay Carol we actually ARE CRYING and we don’t hate it at all!
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“This baby made my day”
Facebook users were utterly stoked to be able to witness this special moment between sisters and mummy.
“Most beautiful thing I have seen all month … That laugh is just pure joy!” one wrote.
“This baby made my day,” another commenter posted. “That laughter is contagious. I’m so glad she can hear. She’s a beautiful baby and she has a great big sister!”
“I watched this video more than 5 times,” someone else admitted.
“It’s fine. I’ll just watch this and cry. This is just the most perfect thing in the world,” another Facebooker posted, and honestly, she’s spot on.
A huge thank you to this family for sharing this brilliant moment with the world. So sweet!