Dad shocks daughter who is deaf with rare Squishmallow learning sign language: ‘Best father in the world’

A dad surprised his little girl after school with a very special Squishmallow, and the touching footage is going viral.

TikToker and proud papa, TJ (@cargo_shorts_dad), gained over 6.6 million views and nearly 6,000 comments when he uploaded the emotional video to his account.

While we’ve seen Walmart toys go viral before — like this mom who bought “Frozen” dolls and made a shocking discovery when she examined the receipt — TJ’s toy purchase is going viral for a specific reason.

TJ and his little girl Kylee are well-known on TikTok for their sweet videos that document Kylee’s experience as a deaf child.

Kylee, who was born deaf, is just like any other little girl: she plays video games, loves making new friends, and, of course, is passionate about her toys.

But one toy in particular recently took Kylee’s breath away: a rare Squishmallow named Winona who’s learning sign language.

According to her Squishmallow tag, Winona the Llama Pegacorn is expecting a new little sister who is deaf, so the whole family is learning sign language.

When TJ spotted the rare pink and blue Squishmallow on a trip to Walmart, he knew he had to get it for Kylee — and her reaction to the stuffed animal says everything.

Winona isn’t the only Squishmallow who signs. There’s also Archie the Axolotl, whose bio explains that he “talks with his hands” and even started a club to help Squishmallows learn “Squishmallow Sign.”

This was so beautiful…”

TikTokers left thousands of comments on TJ’s video, sharing their reactions to his sweet surprise.

“Oh my gosh. Her face when you tell her,” one user wrote.

“I’m crying. This was so beautiful,” another user wrote.

“You are an amazing dad,” commented another.

“She’s so beautiful, sweet soul,” wrote another.

Even the official TikTok account for Walmart left a comment: “Squish story of a lifetime 💕🤟”

Hopefully, toy companies will continue to create inclusive toys like Winona and Archie so that all children can, one day, see themselves represented in the toy aisle.

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