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This Group of Kindergarteners Learned to Sign ‘Happy Birthday’ for Their Deaf School Custodian

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Now this is a heartwarming story, no doubt about it.

A group of kindergarten students in Tennessee sign the words to “Happy Birthday” for their school custodian, Mr. James, who is deaf. Just a warning, get your tissues ready.

Mr. James recently turned 60 and has worked at the school for 15 years, so two kindergarten teachers and the school nurse led the kids in the signed song. Take a look at the video.

Hickerson Elementary School Principal Jimmy Anderson said, “Mr. James teaches the kids sign language every now and then, teaches them good manners and how to treat other people.”

People on Twitter loved it, as well they should.

Photo Credit: Twitter

Photo Credit: Twitter

Photo Credit: Twitter

Photo Credit: Twitter

Photo Credit: Twitter

Photo Credit: Twitter

As for Mr. James, he said that the gesture from the students “touched his heart.” There’s something in my eye…