Coworkers Learn Sign Language In Secret So They Can Surprise Deaf Colleague On Her 26th Birthday

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done for someone’s birthday? I know for sure that I’ve gone all out to show my friends and family how much I appreciate them, but one group of coworkers in the UK is giving me a run for my money by learning a brand new language just for a birthday celebration.

According to video provider Newsflare, a group of employees at Weight Watchers UK wanted to do something special for their coworker’s 26th birthday. Taiba Shan is deaf, so all of her friends in the finance department at work decided they would sing her Happy Birthday in a way that was specially catered to her.

Taiba’s colleagues worked in secret to learn how to sign Happy Birthday, and, when February 9 finally rolled around, they all headed over the Taiba’s desk to sign for her.

In the video below, you can see the special moment Taiba realizes what all her coworkers have done for her. The video was uploaded to Twitter by the niece of one of Taiba’s coworkers, who says it got over 2 million views in just 2 days on Twitter!

This is such a sweet and important gesture — and it just goes to show that you don’t even have to spend any money to give someone a very special birthday!

Check out the video below to see the touching moment, and please SHARE this story on Facebook!

Photos: Newsflare

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