Nothing quite gets a reaction on social media like a video of an adorable baby - especially if it's one of a physically challenged one.
Christy Keane found this out when she shared a video of her 2-month-old deaf daughter Charlotte getting her hearing aids put in, and within days, the cute clip hit over a million views on Facebook, reported MSN.
"I was not expecting such a large response," Christy told GoodHousekeeping.com. The video now has over 10 million views, about 155,000 likes and close to 200,000 shares.
Christy says she did not initially plan on making the video public, but when relatives asked her to do so in order to share it with their friends, the stay-at-home mother of two happily obliged. The next day she woke up to a thousand shares.
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"I had never in my life seen that face before," Christy said of her daughter's emotional reaction. "I'm her mother, and I know the look in her eyes when she's sad, upset or hurting, and that connection, and that moment when our eyes met and she heard my voice for the first time, that was true emotion from her."
But before this miraculous moment took place, it had been a challenging two months for Christy and her husband Daniel. She stated that throughout her pregnancy she had no warning that her daughter may be deaf, so the news that Charlotte was born with hearing loss came as a total surprise. "It was shocking. I had never met a deaf person in my life until my daughter. She has very profound hearing loss and is not and will not be cured and always be deaf.
Christy says the experience has been life-changing. "Charlotte has taught me so much about connection, engagement and perspective that I otherwise wouldn't have even had the possibility of knowing. Every day, we experience a miracle when we put her hearing aids in and get to see her smile."
Watch Charlotte's priceless reaction here:
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