Kids react strongly when they experience new things, be it trying a different food or seeing an animal for the first time. So imagine what that reaction is like when the child in question was missing one of their senses — only to get it back.
Such was the case with two-year-old Kaiden Orantes, a New Jersey toddler who was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss at birth, according to ABC News. Doctors are still unsure of what exactly is making Kaiden's hearing worse, but they decided to fit him with special hearing aids to help improve his senses. Kaiden's mother, Caitlin Orantes, uploaded a video to Facebook of Kaiden at his hearing appointment.
When he is fitted with the hearing aids and he is able to hear his mother's voice for the first time, his reaction is one of pure joy.
Kaiden begins to do a happy dance. He jumps around then hugs his loved ones in the room.
Orantes stated that Kaiden has always been drawn to music. For his parents to see him hear sounds and dance would be a very sentimental moment.
The heartwarming video has even touched Facebook users. One commenter wrote, "This is fantastic, to see a kid's face light up when he's able to hear fully for the first time is extraordinary! Brought a tear to my eye, I'm so happy for you, Kaiden, and your family!"
It is thrilling for any parent to see their child experience new things so it is very profound for Kaiden's family to be able to help improve one of their son's five senses and see him experience it for the first time.