When Taylor’s development was slower than other children her age, Briana knew something wasn’t quite right. That’s when doctors diagnosed Taylor with a form of autism called “nonverbal” which means that her mode of communication isn’t through speech. While she understands bits and pieces, her ability to string together sentences to communicate thoughts and ideas was never a possibility.

Both Taylor and Briana’s life changed when it was just an ordinary day, and they were waiting in the McDonald’s drive-thru. Briana says, “I am ugly crying in the McDonald’s parking lot, and the employees probably think I’m crazy. In the drive-thru, I suddenly heard Taylor say ‘MAMA.’ For those of you that don’t know, Taylor is five and is nonverbal autistic. She has NEVER said a word. EVER.”

This is a shining moment of joy and celebration for mom and daughter! A huge milestone that is the beginning of some big growth and amazing leaps and bounds!

Click below to watch this little girl bring a huge smile to mommy’s face as well as her own.