This is the adorable moment a one-year-old deaf girl gets a mini-me doll with matching hearing aids from her mother.
Little Annabelle Lawrence is mesmerised as she points at the blue glasses which she wears on her own head and notices the matching ones on the cuddly toy’s head.
The toddler, who was born profoundly deaf, beams at her mother as she realises the bespoke toy was ‘just like her’ at their home in Idaho, America.
Annabelle received the two implants when was just six-months-old.
A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing in both ears.
The 23-month-old points directly at the glasses the doll has and is able to recognise that she has the same hearing aids on the back of her own head.
Adorable: Little Annabelle receives the present of the doll that has matching hearing aids in the form of her blue glasses
First meeting: One-year-old Annabelle was instantly mesmerised when mum Sarah Jo hands her the bespoke toy that was made to be just like her
In a very sweet moment, the little girl clutches ‘baby Annabelle’ and gives her new teddy a kiss.
Mum Sarah Jo said that her reaction blew her away and that it was something she’d never seen before from her.
‘Annabelle has a cabbage patch doll which she never pays attention to.
‘She is very affectionate with the people she loves but has never been affectionate with an object, not even a special blanket.
Heart-warming: The toddler, here with her mother Sarah Jo, was born profoundly deaf and got her hearing aids at six-months-old.
Born profoundly deaf, Annabelle received two hearing aids when she was just six-months-old.
Sarah Jo shared a story with friends about her daughter being uninvited to day-care because they found out she had cochlear implants and touched by her story, one of the mothers made the doll for her.
‘She wanted to make Annabelle a little doll just like her’, Sarah Jo explained.
‘I saw the package was from her, so I got Annabelle in the living room and the video is her first time meeting the doll,’ she said.
Mini-me: Sarah Jo shared a story with her friends about her daughter not being included in day-care because of her hearing aids
There has been a rise in the making of toys with disabilities in the last couple of years with more and more companies offering more inclusive items.
The trend started a few years ago when parents of children with disabilities pushed for more diversity in the toy aisle.
Toys R Us has carried an exclusive line since 2013 called Journey Girls, which includes a wheelchair and a crutch set.
More recently, toy company ToyLikeMe was set up to celebrate disability in toys releasing a deaf Tinkerbell toy with a cochlear implant.