The gift of hearing is one people often take for granted if they have it. You don’t realize how much you rely on hearing – and how much you would miss out on if you didn’t have it – until you lose it.

You wouldn’t know the peaceful sound of a wave crashing on the shore, of the relaxing drum of rain against a roof, or the happy chirp of a bird’s song.

Perhaps most difficult would never being able to hear the sound of a loved one’s voice. I think that’s what makes videos of people gaining their sense of hearing for the first time so touching.

Such is the case with this sweet video. Baby Hunter has suffered from a hearing impairment since birth. Thankfully for him, though, medical science has advanced to the point where he could get special hearing aids that would correct his impairment.

The moment the hearing aids are turned on and Hunter hears his mom’s voice for the first time is beautiful. We won’t ruin the moment for you! Click below to see it for yourself.

The adorable smile that makes its way across Hunter’s face and the giggles of joy as he hears his mom for the first time are enough to melt the coldest heart!

We’re so happy for Hunter that he can finally hear what is going on in the world around him. We’re sure he has lots to explore!

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