A simple search for videos of people hearing for the first time will likely result in a long list of results, but one video posted to Facebook is quickly going viral due to a surprise twist that came just moments after a woman’s cochlear implants were turned on for the first time.
Andrea Diaz was at an appointment at the University of Mississippi Medical Center with her boyfriend and mom to have her cochlear implants turned on. What Andrea didn’t know was that her boyfriend had a surprise up his sleeve to make the day even more special.
“I love you so much and you’re my best friend, baby,” Andrea’s boyfriend, Kevin Peakman, says in the video right after Andrea says she can finally hear. “I wanted to make the first thing you hear is me asking you to marry me.”
Without hesitation, Andrea says yes and throw her arms around Kevin.
“So much is going on,” Andrea can be heard saying as the video wraps up.