Little Jonathan was born deaf. At eight months old, he had cochlear implants fitted to enable him to hear. The beautiful lady carrying him is his mum. His dad is doing the shooting, filming the moment the implants are turned on for the first time and little Jonathan’s reaction when he first hears his mum’s voice.
The look of awe and the smile on his face when his mum calls his name is priceless. He had his dummy in his mouth and it fell out when he smiled in response!
When she says, “could you hear that?”, he replies in baby talk, then laughs, like he’s saying, “yeah, yeah, I hear you, mummy!”
Towards the end of the video, he stretches out excitedly like he could do a back flip right there and then.
So beautiful. So so beautiful.
“We call that a late Christmas present”, says the doctor.
The gift that’s been given. The extra sensory angle of the world that’s been opened up to him. It’s a present indeed. And much more.
Since the video’s been uploaded, it’s garnered over three million hits on YouTube. Over three million hearts smiling back at Jonathan.