Acts of Kindness

8-year-old learns sign language just to tell deaf delivery driver simple phrase

May 21st, 2021

Communicating with another person doesn’t always have to be through words. We can share our thoughts and feelings through different nonverbal gestures such as nodding of a head, a tap on the shoulder, or a hug. Some people learn to sign language in order to communicate with the deaf and mute community.

This 8-year-old girl surprised the delivery guy with a unique greeting.

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Communication is one of the most important life skills one should learn. It’s our way of transferring information to understand one another. At a very young age, we are thought several ways to communicate such as simple hand gestures, noises, or words.

Communication has two forms: verbal and nonverbal. verbal communication is when you use words to communicate with one another while nonverbals are the use of other forms such as hands to communicate. Not a lot of people can communicate by using their mouth. For example, the deaf and mute communities have to use sign language to communicate with each other.

Sign language is more beautiful than words.

It is a visual language wherein you use your hands, facial and body movements to communicate with another person. There are numerous sign languages in the world. In fact, there are over 135 different sign languages. It also has a lot to offer for everyone in all walks of life.

Additionally, sign language is beautiful, expressive, and elegant.

It makes you a better communicator and it elevates your life. There is also no negative aspect when learning sign language. You don’t have to be part of the deaf community to learn it.

This is exactly what this young girl did!

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Tallulah is an 8-year-old from Ashton-Under-Lyne in Greater Manchester. The young girl formed an unlikely bond with Hermes delivery driver Tim Joseph, who has been delivering parcels in their street twice a week. Tim was deaf, so Tallulah created a way for them to communicate.

Tim was working really hard during the lockdown and Tallulah wanted him to just how much she appreciated his work. She decided to learn sign language because she knew her message will come across better if she learned his language. So, she learned the basics.

Finally, Tallulah was ready!

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Amy Robers, Tallulah’s mom, captured the precious interaction between her daughter and Tim. The clip showed the girl standing in her front garden, telling Tim to “have a good day” and in sign language. Tim was surprised that he taught Tallulah the sign “good morning, have a good day” while beaming with joy.

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“This is our @Hermesparcels delivery man, we see him 1 or 2 times a week, the start of lockdown Tallulah drew him a #thankyou, he still has it proudly on show in his van, they have built up quite a friendship over these last few weeks @ststephensaud #proudmum,” Amy tweeted along with the video.

Tallulah repeated his actions and Tim happily signaled that she did it right!

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The clip racked up thousands of likes on Twitter and had many people praised Tallulah for her kindness.

“You are a very special and beautiful little girl Tallulah. He is the best delivery driver we have round here! He’s always so pleased/happy when we sign hello and thank you to him #proudfriends #bekind,” one user wrote.

“Absolutely love this. Young people are so amazing and uncluttered with other peoples opinions and take people at face value. A lesson for us all,” another person said.

Tim also spoke about the viral clip in an interview with the BBC.

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“Tallulah realized I was deaf and then one day she surprised me when she signed to me, “have a good day.” I was very happy and I then showed Tallulah how to sign, “good morning, have a good day” and then she signed it perfectly and it made my day,” he said.

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Tallulah also drew a rainbow for Tim as a thank you note. The kind delivery driver loved it that he placed it in his van. Amy updated everyone by showing a photo of the two friends with a thumbs up for all the love they received online.

Watch the beautiful interaction through the video below!

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