In touching act, woman signs for deaf dad at Three Days Grace concert

Justin Chan
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A woman and her deaf father have gone viral again after they shared a heartwarming moment together at a Three Days Grace concert two years ago.

In recent weeks, a video of Karri Carberry enthusiastically signing the lyrics of the band’s song “Just Like You” to her father Darrin has circulated on social media. The brief clip, which was reportedly recorded at a 2018 concert in Canada and originally posted on Facebook by fellow concertgoer Julia Maria, shows Carberry looking directly at Darrin and mouthing the song’s chorus, as Darrin excitedly jams along to the music.

“We saw this girl and a man who seemed to require a lot of dancing room, irritating at first until we realized what was happening,” Maria explained in a Facebook caption. “Her father is deaf, she was signing the lyrics to him. We couldn’t care less about what was happening on stage, watching them was absolutely mesmerizing.”

The video, which has since received over 621,000 reactions on Facebook alone, was reshared by Carberry on TikTok on Oct. 15, where she included an update.

According to Carberry, the original clip had, in fact, caught the attention of Three Days Grace drummer Neil Sanderson, who then messaged her on Facebook.

“The video with you and your dad is beautiful,” Sanderson wrote. “It’s totally going viral!”

The drummer also had a special surprise in store for Carberry and her father.

“Hey Karri, I hope you don’t mind, but a friend of mine in the Audiology field reached out after seeing your video and he wants to make sure your dad gets a major upgrade in hearing aid technology,” Sanderson wrote in a follow-up message. “They have an initiative called the Campaign for Better Hearing and they will cover 100% of the costs.”

The hearing aids eventually made their way to Carberry, who included a photo of her father holding them up in her TikTok. The TikTok itself has since gotten more than 8 million views — along with another message from Sanderson.

“Glad we could be part of this special moment, happy we could help,” he wrote.

“The power of the internet!” another person wrote. “That’s amazing.”

Carberry did not respond to In The Know’s request for comment.

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