JOHANNESBURG – A touching moment between a baby and her mother has gone viral as a deaf baby hears her mother say ‘I love you’ for the first time.
Two-month-old Charly Keane, who was born with profound congenital hearing loss that affects both of her ears, has spent the first moments of her life in silence.
Her mother Christy Keane, who is reportedly on the brink of homelessness, has been saving money trying to get baby Charly a hearing aid.
In the video the new born is overcome by emotion and she breaks into a smile as she hears her mother for the first time.
In an Instagram Christy wrote: “We had our miracle moment that I have been praying for when Char got her hearing aids today.”
UPDATE ON CHARLOTTE- We get to witness a miracle every morning! This is me putting in her hearing aids just now (you can hear the chime when they turn on) and she gets a beaming smile whenever she hears my voice! She's thriving with her @phonak hearing aids! #charlyshearingjourney #darlingcharly #deaf #deafkidsrock #hearingaids #asl #cochlearimplants #2monthsold
‘Her journey to implants and language development is off to an amazing start!’
In reports Christy has stated that there are heart-breaking truths about her daughter’s condition but her and baby Charly’s father, Daniel, do not want to dwell of that too much.
‘When this sweet child locks her eyes on mine, I just know she feels our love for her, our protection, and our hopes,’ she says.
The precious moment has gained over 3-million views on Youtube in seven days.