Christmas Day may have passed, but the Christmas season continues, and it’s a good time to look back at special moments that we and others have experienced during the holidays.
One such moment that went viral on social media brings to mind a scene from the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street, when Santa speaks in sign language to a girl who is deaf. This new video, however, is much more impactful because it’s real and the joy and connection we see on screen is totally unfeigned.
The Santa Claus in question was located at a shopping center in Brasilia, and he gave a wonderful surprise to a boy with hearing impairment who had been brought to see him. The boy’s teacher filmed the boy’s emotional and happy reaction when he met, for the first time, a Santa Claus who could talk in Libras, Brazilian sign language.