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Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan-Live!

Sometimes, amidst the funny animal routines and videos of drugged-out kids , you can unearth a gem on YouTube. Here’s something to start your morning on an inspirational note: a 1930 newsreel clip of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan . The whole thing is mesmerizing, especially the close-ups of Keller’s fingers on Sullivan’s face, as she feels the vibrations of her speech. Watch it all the way through, because the final few seconds will kill you.

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