A Heartfelt Message

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But he did give Carlson his number so that he does not remain a stranger at least to her. Moreover, she had a message to send him via WTNH. “I want to thank you from the bottom of my humble heart for giving me such a gift,” she said.

A Ripple Effect

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This act of kindness and generosity had a ripple effect in the restaurant after a few days. The steak and burger restaurant where the amazing exchange happened has since jumped at the chance to pay it forward.

Worked For The Deaf

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GW Carson’s manager, Jim Kirtopoulos, decided to do something charitable in response to the mystery customer’s actions. The restaurant already sold T-shirts, and now a  part of the profits will go to the American Society for Deaf Children.

Not Born Deaf

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It should also be noted that Carlson was not born a deaf person. She was involved in a car accident at the age of four that caused her to lose her hearing ability. It took her several years to get a hearing aid to help her hear better.

Difficult Childhood

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It was initially thought that she might have had a learning disability, and was held a grade back as a result of it. In the end, though, she got herself a hearing aid and is now better than ever, living her life as best as she can.

Deteriorating Hearing Ability

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A very sad fact is that her hearing has slowly deteriorated with every year that has passed. Still, she’s been getting by on lip reading people and trusting her hearing aids – when they’re working, that is.