Tennessee: Kindergartners Learn to Sign Happy Birthday for Deaf Custodian

He walks in, sees the children, knees get weak - and the tears start flowing. This is just beautiful. 

James Anthony, who is hearing impaired, works as a custodian at Hickerson Elementary School in Tullahoma, TN. For his Birthday last week, he was brought to tears when the students in this Kindergarten class not only SANG for him, but SIGNED "Happy Birthday" as well.

 

According to friends and faculty, James puts a lot of time into teaching children sign language as well as working on good manners - and obviously, he's made a strong connection. 

Lester Holt covered the story on NBC's Nightly News. They talked to a couple of students who are just precious.  You can't help but smile. Happy Birthday James Anthony - thank YOU for sharing your special gift. 

video courtesy NBC Nightly News Facebook

 
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