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This Starbucks employee's act of kindness to a deaf customer is just the best

“She asked me “what you want drink?” in sign language.”
Feb 23rd 2016, 7:26 PM 9,556 2

ON FRIDAY NIGHT, American man Ibby Piracha walked into his local Starbucks just like he does around three times a week.

The staff had got to know Ibby from his regular visits – and they also knew he was deaf.

So a female cashier handed him this note

asl Source: Facebook

Ibby posted the lovely photo to Facebook on Friday. The Starbucks cashier had started learning American Sign Language just to help Ibby out:

Oh, I gotta love this place. Starbucks woman cashier, she wrote it to me and she knew I am deaf. I am surprised she learning sign language because I attend to Starbucks 3 times in a week.

His story has gone super viral – with nearly 4000 shares and over 14000 likes on Facebook – and the pure dedication of the Starbucks worker is winning serious praise.

He continued:

She asked me “what you want drink?” in sign language. I am so blessed with her. I think she realized Leesburg, VA have deaf people. Please share this post to everyone. I want hearing people would understand about hearing community supporting for the deaf community.

Once his story went global over the weekend, Ibby told a local news station just how much it meant to him:

She actually wanted to learn a different language…sign language is really a totally different language and it was something that she wanted to do because of me? Because I was a deaf customer? I was very, very impressed.


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