DWTS fans are crying over Daniel Durant’s ’emotional’ gift to Britt Stewart


“Dance with the Stars” Season 31 contestant Daniel Durant has given his pro partner Brit Steward an incredibly special gift – a “character name”. Read on to find out exactly what that means and what her character name is, and how fans are reacting to the “emotional” gift.

Durant gave his partner a ‘character name’ meaning her ‘heart is shining’

In American Sign Language (ASL), names are usually signed by spelling out the letters. But deaf people can give each other or other people “character names,” meaning they make up a gesture that means their name.

As explains a Reddit commenter, “Name badges are a great honor and you can only get a name badge from a deaf person. It is their honor to give because it is their language and their culture.”

Durant gave Stewart a character name, they revealed during an Instagram Liveand she wrote that she absolutely loves it.

Durant explains in the video that he wanted to give his partner a character name, but couldn’t quite think of the right gesture. Eventually, however, he found out and gave it to her just before her first dance.

“Before our first dance, just before the first dance, we were practicing in the ballroom and I realized her sign name is Britt,” Durant said as he made the sign, pulling his hand away from his heart while using his Middle finger flapped.

“Why? Because she has a huge heart and she’s sweet and she’s very kind to people and she’s an inspiration to so many people. She’s a great person so her heart is beaming and Britt is beaming and that’s Britt. I have Gave her that name and it suits her perfectly,” the deaf actor explained.

“Guys, it makes me emotional. It is so sweet. When I found out he told me and like he said he just found the perfect timing,” Stewart gushed, adding, “Daniel picked the perfect moment to give me my character name. It was perfect. It was before the first dance. I felt so much warmth and love. It was perfect.”

“Finally, when the character name came up just before that first dance, it was perfect. It was like a lightbulb popped into my head and now is its character name [signs Britt]’ Durant said. He added that he will next be working on a character name for his interpreter, Gabe.

Fans are very emotional about the sweet gesture

On Reddit and Instagram, Dancing With the Stars fans can’t get over how cute it was for Durant to give his partner a character name.

“That made me cry in a good way. How nice that you have a character name! I love this trio” wrote A fan on Instagram.

“I loved that so much. What a perfect character name!” wrote another fan.

A third fan wrote“You are all beautiful together and I love it all!!!”

“I love Britt’s character names! Perfect! Yes, she has a huge heart! Daniel and Gabe are great too!” wrote a fourth fan.

“What a lovely character name you’re getting, Britt. And so sweet of Daniel to think of! So special!” wrote another fan.

“It’s so incredibly cute. Britt seems so touched.” wrote a fan on Reddit.

Another Reddit fan added“Getting a character name is a beautiful gift from someone and it brought me to tears.”

Dancing With the Stars airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific Time on Disney Plus.

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