Mickey Mouse is the hero of millions of children around the world — and this heartwarming video shows exactly why.
A family visiting the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida, was in for a delightful surprise from King Mickey. The footage captured at the Hollywood and Vine restaurant in Hollywood Studios section showed the cartoon mascot coming up to the table where a toddler was sitting.
Realizing his little fan was deaf, Mickey turned back to the table and started communicating with him through sign language. In the video, the mascot signed “Mickey Mouse loves you” by tapping his head, crossing his hands over his chest and then pointing at the little boy’s heart, as the toddler bounced and waved his arms in excitement.
He also advised the child to eat his food by indicating at the plate of food in front of him and miming eating.
“Mickey Mouse came by the table and spoke to my son. He realized my son was deaf right before leaving the table to move onto the next one,” said mom Bethany Rodgers of Kissimmee, who filmed the moving interaction. “He ended up coming back to the table where he started signing to my son. This was such a magical and precious moment for my son.”
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Mickey Mouse surprises deaf boy with sign language: https://t.co/MG3wzNPb8F
This isn’t the only such act of kindness that King Mickey bestowed on his fans.
Around the same time, another precious little 2-year-old — who also had a hearing disability — got the chance to meet Mickey, Minnie and Pluto at the Los Angeles Disney theme park. He was also in for a delightful surprise after the two mouse characters started talking to him in sign language. Overjoyed, the little boy flings himself toward the mascots, who each hugged and kissed him.
It seems Disney’s favorite mouse has a heart of gold too.