Cora, 17 months, uses a balloon to send her binkie off

By Kelli Bender
Updated August 18, 2014 10:15 AM

Growing up is hard to do. Recently, 17-month-old Cora went through one of her first challenging rites of passage – saying goodbye to her binky.

Cora’s parents decided it was time to wean their daughter off pacifiers. Instead of just throwing out the beloved object, the family created a touching send-off to this phase of Cora’s life.

In the video, the child and her mom release the girl’s last pacifier into the sky attached to several brightly colored balloons. Cora waves goodbye to the old item as it drifts away, and then she turns to the camera to take her first steps toward toddler life.

If this touching moment doesn’t get you, the Sarah McLachlan soundtrack surely will.

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