Starbucks Barista Learns ASL Just To Bring A Smile To A Customer’s Face!
When Ibby Piracha, a deaf man from Leesburg, Virginia, went into his favorite Starbucks location he was received in a way that every deaf person in America dreams of.
A barista handed him a note before taking his order. The barista then asked him in sign language what he wanted to drink.
The note read:
I’ve been learning ASL (American Sign Language) just so you can have the same experience as everyone else
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. 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.
Piracha was so moved that the barista was taking the time to learn ASL in order to learn to communicate with her customers.
“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.