Have you heard about the sign language interpreter that made headlines this week?
No, not that interpreter. That story is hardly even newsworthy compared to this one.
In this story, five year old Claire Koch from Florida wowed her parents and is melting the hearts around the world in this video showing her using American Sign Language at her school's holiday concert - much to the surprise of her parents and teachers.
In the video, you can see Claire signing out the lyrics to popular holiday tunes such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, and even the Dreidel song. Although her parents - who are both deaf - could not hear the concert, they were able to enjoy every moment thanks to their amazing little girl.
Claire's proud mom, Lori, posted this video amidst the sign language controversy of the 'fake' interpreter at the recent service honoring Nelson Mandela. 'It became obvious he was making things up. He was repeating the same hand movements so it was obvious he was a fake,' Mrs Koch told her local news station, Fox 13.
She sent this tweet out to CNN's Peirs Morgan in response to his comment about the Mandela interpreter:
@piersmorgan - even my 5 yr old daughter signed better for her deaf parents in a xmas play. Proof: http://t.co/X87KijoXln - a MUST see!
— Lori Koch (@lpkoch) December 11, 2013
Now that's a sign language story worth following.
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