Twitter was moved this weekend by videos posted of two friends from Columbia who attended a Barcelona-Girona football match (soccer in the U.S.) on Saturday. Using a personalized sign language system, and a miniature wooden playing field, César Daza delivers an exciting play-by-play of what's happening in the game to his blind and deaf friend José Richard. Their excitement over the game is palpable, as is the feeling of friendship between the two of them.
Watching them in action is nothing short of amazing:
Here's a close-up of the board they used:
Richard even got to meet some of the players at the game, including Colombian defender Yerry Mina.
Here's a longer video showing Daza and Richard together before, during, and after the game:
El fútbol ni se ve, ni se escucha... ¡SE SIENTE! 🙏🇨🇴— LaLiga (@LaLiga) February 25, 2018
Conoce la increíble historia de José Richard, el chico sordociego colombiano que cumplió el sueño de vivir el @FCBarcelona_es - @GironaFC junto a Yerry Mina y @11johanmojica. 😀❤
No es Fútbol. #EsLaLiga pic.twitter.com/2kcWLSAbpc
Whether it brought a smile or induced a few tears, watching the two interact brightened many people's days:
You know with so many bad & horrific things happening around the world right now... this warmed my heart to the core... amazing— JoDo (@moasuis) February 24, 2018
Faith in humanity: restored.
Loyalty in friendship is becoming so rare these days but this is incredibly amazing.— Taiwo Oluwasheyi (@tywo_citadel) February 25, 2018
Lesson learnt: there are still people in this world whose allegiance to you can't be shaken for any reason.
Makes u realise....just some times this mad horrible world with its wars and hatred.....we have some good peope in the world— Ger Losty (@TheLostyFamily) February 24, 2018
It is love that creates beautiful things like this, pure love...— seye amusa (@hivemaster) February 25, 2018
Others shared their own experiences with the hearing impaired:
It truly is cool to watch. My mother is deaf so it tugged at my heart strings when I saw you comment about it.— Jun Sellers (@RedbirdsJunkie) February 25, 2018
This is beautiful 😩 I learned how to do hand under hand signing when working with the Deafblind .. the human spirit is far stronger than most will ever realise— #nocomment (@theteggy) February 25, 2018
It just goes to show that it's small things like this that show the good in people: