You'll Get Chills When You Watch This Deaf Boy Communicate For The First Time

Grab the tissues.

His entire life, Patrick Otema has lived in silence.

The 15-year-old boy was born deaf, and raised in a rural part of Uganda that did not have any schooling for deaf children. As a result, Otema lived the first 15 years of his life in complete and total isolation.

That is until Raymond Okkelo showed up. Using a sign language class, Okkelo opened up the world for Patrick and a class full of deaf students.

Check out the short video above to see Patrick go from deaf and timid to a smiling, excited young man.

(H/t Twisted Sifter)