Sometimes, you just want to see something uplifting that puts a smile on your face during the day. There are a few moments more inspiring than this one about a man experiencing sound for the first time.
Of course, this is not just any man – this is beloved bodybuilder, fitness instructor, and actor Lou Ferrigno. He has enjoyed a long and successful career, most notably as the star of ‘The Incredible Hulk.’
And over the course of that remarkable career, he has made no secret about the fact that he has succeeded in spite of being deaf. On this day, however, that was about to change.
Sitting at the medical specialist’s office where he had received his cochlear implant – a miraculous device that now makes it possible for a deaf person to perceive sound – Ferrigno awaited the activation.
Once the device was activated, it was time for Ferrigno to hear. And his reaction will keep you in a good mood for the rest of your day. At first, he does not show a large reaction, just taking a deep breath.
Soon though, he reveals to the specialist that he can hear and distinguish between different sounds, something that he had been unable to do throughout his life.
He becomes teary-eyed, taking in the weight of this life-changing moment. It is a huge step forward for Ferrigno, who when interviewed explained how much it will improve his own confidence in hearing and speech.