It’s possible you know the American actor Rob Delaney. You might, for instance, know him as the co-writer and co-star with Sharon Horgan of Channel 4’s Catastrophe.
If you were paying attention during Deadpool 2, you might have spotted that he was Peter, the normal guy in X Force, who shows up at the end of this rather violent trailer:
What you may not know is that sadly, he and his wife lost their third child, Henry, in January this year. Henry had had a brain tumour and resulting complex needs, which meant that it was difficult for him to communicate. Both Delaney and his wife learnt a form of basic sign language called Makaton so that they could communicate with Henry.
And last week, Delaney became the first person ever to tell a CBeebies Bedtime Story with Makaton signing.
And if that doesn’t choke you up, here’s one child and his mother’s reactions to it.