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Marvel Inspires Little Boy, Little Boy Inspires Us — Video

I could spend a few paragraphs here making a series of abstract connections that validate the publishing of this video on Dadding, but I’ll save you the trouble and just say that I am a dad and this video made me feel fantastic. I want other dads to have that, too. I’m a giver. But this isn’t about me.

A little boy in New Hampshire has severe hearing loss, and as such his hearing aid serves as a very important connection to the world around him — and then one day he said he didn’t want to wear it. He said superheroes don’t wear hearing aids.

Insert heartbreak.

Luckily, the boy’s mother was quick on her feet, or internet as the case may be, and contacted Marvel (who is owned by Disney, which also owns Babble) asking about heroes with hearing loss. Marvel stepped up, and they stepped up quickly.

Meet Blue Ear, a hero created specifically to help one little boy feel better about himself, and in turn, help all of us feel a little better about the world:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uaqu8KqG6b0[/youtube]

Feels good, doesn’t it?

I would like to thank the dynamic duo over at How to be a Dad for bringing this story to my attention. They’re good guys.

Whit Honea can be found writing about whatever he feels like at his personal site Honea Express (Honea sounds like pony) and DadCentric. If you’re really bored you can follow him on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).

Also from Whit:

There is a Monster at the End of This Video Game

Kids Vs. Spouse

The Huff and Puff of Big, Bad Dad

Free Things to Do on Father’s Day

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