Life Video

By Aliki Kraterou and Federico Cornetto

The heartwarming moment a child uses sign language to communicate with her deaf dad was captured on camera.

Maria Sofia Angulo Nava, is a one-and-a-half-year-old from Sonora, Mexico, and both her mum, Christina, and dad, Jonathan, are deaf.

For this reason, little Maria has started practicing sign language from a very young age.

In the video, she pats her dad on the hand and then brings all her finger to her mouth, meaning: “Bread!”

“Do you want to use sign language?” asks her amused dad in return.

Maria’s grandmother, Lupita Padilla, said: “She didn’t really tell him anything particular, she only knows a few words in sign language. 

“All she wanted was to communicate with him, like every other child. 

“What she wants is to talk to him, even though she doesn’t understand.”

Lupita said that she got very emotional watching the video, and she is now trying to start a group in her town, Obregon Sonora, for people who want to learn sign language.

She said: “Maria is very smart. 

“When I watch the video, I was very moved, I cried.”