- An American deaf boy, Octavius Mitchell Jr, turned 4 years old recently
- His mom and uncle took him to a restaurant to celebrate
- Waitresses realised he was deaf, quickly learned sign language on YouTube, and sang him "happy birthday"
A heartwarming video showing waitresses singing a deaf boy "happy birthday" in sign language has gone viral.
The boy, Octavia Mitchell Jr from Tennessee in the US, turned four years old recently, Briefly.co.za learned.
His mom, Shatika Dixon, and uncle took him to a restaurant to celebrate. One of the waitresses, Kathryn Marasco, noticed her speaking to Octavia in sign language.
Ladbible.com reports that Kathryn asked her fellow waitress Brandie White if she knew how to say "happy birthday" in sign language.
The two then found a YouTube video that showed them how to sign it. They quickly got the basics right and went on to sing Octavia "happy birthday" in sign language.
Shatika took a video of the adorable moment and it soon went viral on social media. It shows a beaming Octavia appreciating the two waitresses who made his day extra special.
An extremely grateful Shatika said:
Everybody thinks we're crazy when we're out talking and we're signing. So it's really important to me that someone noticed that and picked up on that and made that special just for him, my baby.
Watch a funny animated joke in the video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.
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