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Brazilian Football Fan Helps Deaf-Blind Friend Experience ‘Watching’ World Cup Match For The First Time (Video)

By Chris Wright


Thanks to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of a Brazilian sign language interpreter, a young football fan who was born deaf and blind was able to experience the thrill of “watching” a World Cup match for the first time.

Thankfully choosing Brazil-Croatia to test his new method rather than Nigeria-Iran, interpreter Helio Araujo Fonseca built a hand-made replica of a football pitch and used it to communicate with Carlos – indicating where the players were on the pitch and using sign language to “commentate” on the game as it unfolded – describing fouls, goals, players’ numbers, etc.

They also filmed the whole thing, and the joy on Carlos’ face when Brazil score at the end of the video is a truly heart-warming scene…


(Via USA Today)

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By Chris on June 20th, 2014 in Featured, Newsnow, Videos, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses to “Brazilian Football Fan Helps Deaf-Blind Friend Experience ‘Watching’ World Cup Match For The First Time (Video)”

  1. LBRL says:

    Absolutely awesome. Really putting things into perspective.

  2. EDub says:

    Stories like these are why people love the game.

    Please take note, FIFA.

  3. Russ says:

    Chris, you continue to post the most amazing clips and stories on this wonderful website of yours and I thank you, but this one me cry, you f**ker.

  4. Mauricio says:

    We talked to the people who helped them. Great story!

  5. bob says:

    I actually cried in this, there are some decent people in this world and im thankful for what i have, alhamdulillah

  6. Inno says:

    Saw this on Baker & Kelly the other night, was awesome the, and it’s awesome now.

  7. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    Wow, this is really great.

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