A little boy received the invaluable gift of hearing his mother’s voice for the first time in his life and his reaction is warming hearts of thousands all over the country.
Maison McMillian from Virginia, sat on his mother Lauryn Webb’s lap as he was fitted for hearing aids at VCU Children’s Hospital. “Hi! Can you hear me? Hi baby,” Webb said to Maison in a moment caught on video. Maison had a huge smile on his face and he cooed back to his mother. Webb took to Twitter to share the video and it has gone viral with 4.3 million views. The boy weighed only a pound when he was born four months premature and has since gone through a lot, said Webb.
Watch: 1-Year-Old’s Precious Reaction To Hearing Mom’s Voice For The First Time
my baby got his hearing aids today. look at his face 🥺😭 pic.twitter.com/IwwdsQVrSN
— finessa hudgins (@lil_lopeep) September 16, 2020
Maison spent 158 days in the neonatal intensive care unit after his family and doctors began to realize he could not hear them. “Maison you are nothing short of a miracle. A year ago, when I had you, I was scared you came out so small — not even two pounds. Maison Martin, you are the strongest, bravest person I know and I thank God every day for choosing me to be your mommy,” Webb said in an Instagram post for Maison’s first birthday.
“I love you beyond words Maison. Here’s to the first year of our journey being complete, but the first day of our next journey,” she added. The family is really happy now and Webb said that the family was glad the video put smiles on so many faces. “Maison is so thrilled to be able to hear everything now,” she said. “He just can’t take his eyes off of whoever is speaking. We’re just so glad that everybody else can gain some happiness from the video just like we did, and brighten up some people’s days during quarantine.”