- James Comey posts from a forest in wake of Mueller report Today 10:35 AM
- These are the only online dating sites worth your time Today 10:29 AM
- Jameela Jamil sparks conversation about women having to make the ‘boyfriend excuse’ Today 10:23 AM
- Trump-Russia conspiracy theorists think they’ve found secrets in the Mueller report Today 9:32 AM
- Report: YouTube is done competing with Netflix, Amazon Today 9:27 AM
- Netflix drama ‘Coisa Mais Linda’ explores Bossa Nova clubs and women’s rights in Brazil Today 8:08 AM
- The best ‘Game of Thrones’ memes to get you pumped for season 8 Today 7:30 AM
- Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) vs Google Home Hub: Which is better? Today 7:00 AM
- Solange sings along to Ariana Grande on Instagram Stories—and fans are obsessed Today 6:37 AM
- How to stream the entire ’30 For 30′ series for free Today 6:30 AM
- Swipe This! My happiest Facebook Memories are making me miserable Today 6:30 AM
- Musketeers: Welcome to the global Elon Musk fan network Today 6:00 AM
- Lawsuit alleges YouTube’s unboxing videos are ‘abusive’ ads aimed at kids Sunday 3:48 PM
- Dr. Dre shades Lori Loughlin with Instagram flex about his daughter getting into USC Sunday 3:13 PM
- University of Georgia frat’s racist Snapchat video draws campus outrage Sunday 1:21 PM
Samsung taught this man’s neighbors sign language for an emotional ad
He never expected this.
Samsung Turkey’s new video call center is incredibly important for people with hearing impairment, and this heartwarming video shows us why.
As a young man with hearing difficulties, Muharrem rarely meets anyone who speaks sign language. But for this ad, Samsung taught a group of strangers how to sign, so that for one day, Muharrem would be surrounded by people he could “hear” properly. At first, Muharrem is puzzled, but eventually he is moved to tears by other people’s efforts to make his life easier.
This ad may be a little on the emotionally manipulative side, but it demonstrates one of the lesser-known benefits of video calls. Most people think of video calling as a fun extra, but it’s incredibly helpful for those who have hearing difficulties and can’t make regular calls. By launching this video call center in Turkey, Samsung is making things a lot easier for its hearing impaired customers.
Screengrab via DigitalSynopsis/YouTube
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.