Scarlet Benjamin, an 11-year-old cutie pie who was born prematurely, recently got her very first hearing aid and her reaction was absolutely priceless.
Scarlet contracted an infection after she was born three months early which developed into necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is an intestinal infection and Scarlet’s case was serious enough to warrant treatment with antibiotics that caused hearing loss.
Scarlet’s mother says the family didn’t know how serious her hearing loss was—until the little tot was outfitted with here very first hearing aid. To test out her new ears, Scarlet’s four-year-old sister called out to her.
“Baby sister. Baby sister,” Scarlet’s big sis Halie says in the video. That’s when Scarlet breaks into laughter. Here giggle fit went viral, delighting millions of people online.
"I'm crying, you're crying, everyone is crying": Watch this baby girl get her first hearing aids – and giggle uncontrollably at the sound of her big sister's voice 💗https://cbsn.ws/2DcgTT1
Posted by CBS News on Monday, January 14, 2019
“[E]njoy one of the absolute best days of our lives,” Scarlet’s mom wrote on Facebook. “By the way, I’m crying, you’re crying, everyone is crying.”
No way, that’s just something in my eye!
h/t: CBS News