Adopted Deaf Boy Is Ecstatic When Mickey And Minnie Sign With Him

A little boy who has experienced some challenging experiences early in life got the experience of a lifetime when he met Mickey and Minnie at a recent visit to Disneyland. The little boy, who is mostly deaf, was ecstatic when Minnie and Mickey began communicating with him in ASL: “It’s nice to meet you,” they signed. He was so touched, he hugged both the characters. “He is not a big hugger,” reported the boy’s caseworker, “So that hug for Minnie is something special.”

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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