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Dad Moved To Tears Of Joy After His Son Hears Him Singing To Him

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Dad Moved To Tears Of Joy After His Son Hears Him Singing To Him

A father has gone viral after being filmed singing to his hearing impaired son.

Twenty-five-year old Zach Oxendine began blasting out the song 'Boy' by Lee Brice to his son Judah - who has cerebral palsy, lung disease, and hearing problems.

His dad's got a set of pipes on him though, and when he hears him singing the song he gives him a big smile that would melt even the coldest heart.

It certainly did for Zach, who burst out crying. It's bloody adorable.

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The song has been special to him since Judah was born. His birth was not easy and he weighted under 2lbs and had bleeding on his brain.

His first six months of life were spent in the intensive care unit and he's had a load of operations but has managed to pull through on every occasion.

Zach said: "Ever since the song hit the airwaves, it's been a song that I can relate to, as it explains the love between a father and his son.

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"When I got the news that Judah would be having surgery and having a feeding tube placed in his stomach, I played the song over and over again - I cried, but I then realised how strong he and I are, and that's what lead me to sing it to him.

"Usually Judah reacts with a smile because he loves it when someone interacts with him, we tend to say he's the happiest boy we've seen, despite all he's been through.

"When he looked up at me, it was if he was saying everything was going to be okay this is just a storm in life that will soon pass and we will one day be thankful for it - that's what I got from that smile and I just couldn't contain myself."

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Born at just 23 weeks, Judah weighed 1lb 8ozs and was suffering with bleeding on both sides of his brain.

Kept in intensive care for six months, little Judah was subjected to a multitude of operations and health scares, being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, lung disease and a hearing deficiency in the process.

But 'miracle' Judah's smile never-waivered, acting as a constant inspiration to his adoring dad.

Zach said: "Every obstacle he has faced he has overcome and will continue to do so - he's a real miracle."

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Every obstacle he has faced he has overcome and will continue to do so. Credit: StoryTrender
Every obstacle he has faced he has overcome and will continue to do so. Credit: StoryTrender

"Every obstacle he has faced he has overcome and will continue to do so - he's a real miracle.

"I can remember even when Judah was in the NICU he was smiling - since he was born and aware he was in the world, he's never stopped smiling.

"He has a heart of gold and can bring the toughest of men to tears."

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Judah might be hearing a lot more of the singing too - the family are hopeful that he will be able to get an implant which will make that possible.

Zach explained: "We're hoping to get Judah a Cochlear implant; it will be a huge step for him in his development.

"He's a very curious little fella, he loves music.

"He loves to be sung to as I feel like it really soothes him, and with him not yet being able to communicate with world, I feel like he expresses his feeling through the music that's being sung to him.

"I've always thought what would it be like to be a singer, but I just hope to spread my son's story and help to inspire someone else going through tough times.

"That's the whole reason we decided to share the video, so that someone else might see it and receive hope."

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Topics: Viral, uk news, deaf, Interesting, Feels, Parenting

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