An adorable video of 18-month-old Maria Nava warmed the hearts of social media users across the world. The video shows Maria signing random words at her father in a cute attempt to communicate with him.
Maria’s parents, Christina and Jonathan are both deaf and use sign language to communicate. Picking up on how her parents use their hands to talk to each other, little Maria tries imitating them, using her hands.
Although she is still very young and doesn’t really know many accurate signs, she picks up on gestures and tries communicating with her family as any child her age would try to talk to their parents, Briefly.co.za found.
The beautiful video shows Maria getting her father’s attention by tapping on his hand before she gestures at her own mouth. Overwhelmed by the cuteness, her dad asks if she wants to use sign language.
Maria’s grandmother, Lupita, says she was touched by how the young girl tried talking to her parents. Lupita teaches people in the community sign language, hoping to broaden the possibilities of communication for her family and deaf people in general.
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