Kaylieann Steinbach is a spunky three-year-old who adores all thing “super.” From Batman to Thor, and every type of superhero in between, Kaylieann is completely enamored with the powerful men and women behind the capes.
That’s the reason why one of her adorable outfits and her confident grin is going absolutely viral!
It all began when Kaylieann’s school picture day rolled around! Her parents placed several outfit choices on her bed and she was given the opportunity to pick out which one she liked the most.
Kaylieann’s father, Austin, told the Huffington Post that she had something else in mind – her Supergirl outfit to be precise.
“She walked up, looked over each of her choices, turned and said ‘Pootergirl! And well, I couldn’t argue with that answer.”
Kaylieann is partially deaf and her “S” sounds come out like “P” sounds, but that doesn’t diminish her spirit! With her super outfit picked out, Kaylieann strolled happily into her school campus and smiled cheerfully for the camera – with her Superman doll in hand, of course.
Austin explained her condition and how they’re working to overcome related challenges on the “Aww” Reddit page, where he proudly shared the picture in the first place.
“[Kaylieann] is 75 percent deaf in both ears. Both her mom and I are hearing though.
We just got the news from her audiologist 5 months ago and [we] are learning ASL now and love it.
She’s learning so much faster than us though!
I love how much her learning sign language has opened up her expressiveness and vocabulary – it’s so heartwarming to see her grow and become herself.
We’ve started attending deaf groups and get-togethers once a month, and it’s helping her confidence in signing tenfold.”
A whole new world of opportunity, friendship and development is opening up for Kaylieann. That’s one of the reasons she’s not ashamed to flaunt her Superman costume on picture day!
Luckily, Kaylieann is in a school that loves and accepts her just the way she is!
“Her school is amazing. They always love and look forward to ‘the superhero of the day’ or what she’s picked out to wear.”
As for her upcoming Halloween costume, Austin says it’s still up in the air – but the pressure is mounting. He can’t let Kaylieann down, especially when candy is involved!
No matter what “super” outfit she picks on Halloween, the Steinbachs will always have the adorable “Pootergirl” school picture to look back on fondly.