Girl’s school photo becomes super-viral sensation

Posted at 9:56 AM, Oct 21, 2016

ROCKLIN, Ca. - A single school picture can make a big impact.

A 3-year-old from California decided to wear a Superman costume for her picture instead of an outfit her dad picked for her.

Kaylieann's picture with her Superman doll has now gone viral, but there's more to this little girl than just her love for superheroes.

"Pooterman," as Kaylieann calls him, better known as Superman, is her sidekick. He's also her wardrobe inspiration for school picture day.

"I've always wanted her to be as independent as possible," Kaylieann's dad, Austin Steinbach told Fox 40.

That's why Austin wasn't offended when she chose the costume over the three outfits he picked for her. He's also not surprised. He said she dresses up in costume for school all the time.

"I love her wearing these," he said.

The 3-year-old's fashion choice went viral. Kaylieann's picture was shared all over the country.

"I'm still astonished by it. I still can't believe what's happening," said mom Jami.

But there's more to the story of this toddler - she's 75 percent deaf in both of her ears.

This picture isn't just getting laughs and smiles across the Internet. Supergirl's parents said they're overwhelmed with support from the deaf community. They said she's an inspiration.

"Being deaf isn't necessarily a disability that you're still able to go out there and be yourself, be creative," said Jami.