- Eight-year-old Tallulah wanted to show her appreciation for her local delivery driver, who is deaf, so she learned sign language to communicate with him.
- Hermes driver Tim Joseph was pleasantly surprised when Tallulah greeted him using sign language.
- The two have since become close friends as they continue to communicate using sign language.
A sweet friendship blossomed between an eight-year-old girl and her local delivery driver, who is deaf, after she learned sign language to communicate with him.
Hermes driver Tim Joseph makes a delivery at least once a week at little Tallulah’s neighborhood in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
The young girl wanted to show her appreciation for his work during the pandemic, so she drew a rainbow for him. Tim has proudly hung the picture in his van ever since.
Tallulah soon wanted to further communicate with Tim, so she learned some sign language.
She then greeted Tim at their front gate by signing “Have a good day.”
Her “proud mum,” Amy Roberts, captured the touching moment in a video that she shared on Twitter:
Amy shared, “This is our Hermes delivery man, we see him 1 or 2 times a week, start of lockdown Tallulah drew him a #thankyou. He still has it proudly on show in his van, they have built up quite a friendship over these last few weeks #proudmum.”
In the clip, Tim can be seen beaming at Tallulah.
“Tallulah realized I was deaf and then one day she surprised me when she signed to me, ”have a good day”, I think she must have learned sign language at school,” Tim later told the BBC.
He then teaches her how to sign ‘good morning, have a good day,’ which she signs back.
“I was very happy and I then showed Tallulah how to sign, ”good morning, have a good day” and then she signed it perfectly and it absolutely made my day,” Tim happily recalled.
Amy shared, ‘A friendship built in lockdown in a world where you can be anything #BeKind.’
Thousands of people loved the heartwarming exchange and encouraged others to also learn sign language.
After seeing the outpour of encouraging messages, Tim expressed his hope that “more people learn to sign and we bring more people together.”