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A Restaurant Happy Birthday Message in Braille Goes Viral

Birthday meals often include a surprise cake and a waitstaff rendition of “Happy Birthday.” For singer Natalie Te Paa, who is blind, this year’s surprise celebration took a new turn, with the presentation of a plate featuring a chocolate message wishing her a happy birthday, written in Braille. She was very touched by this gesture – as well as by the fact that the video of her celebration has gone viral on TikTok. She noted that “’The fact that people have responded so much and so well to it just shows how much the world needs kindness right now, how much the world needs a message of hope, needs to see people …going above and beyond for each other.’” You can check out the story and the video on TODAYallday: Watch restaurant surprise blind customer with birthday message in Braille.