Starbucks barista learns sign language for deaf customer

>> Read more trending stories

Mashable reported that Ibby Piracha is a regular customer at Starbucks. He is also deaf.

When he came to the counter to order his drink, he said the barista signed in American Sign Language, "What you want to drink?"

"I am surprised she's learning sign language because I attend to Starbucks 3 times in a week," Piracha wrote in a Facebook post about the event.

The barista also wrote Piracha a note that said, "I've been learning ASL just so you can have the same experience as everyone else."

Piracha's post has been shared thousands of times, but he said he isn't famous.

"I just want hearing people to (learn) about deaf customers," he said.

Oh, I gotta love this place. Starbucks woman cashier, she wrote it to me and she knew I am deaf. I am surprised she...

Posted by Ibby Piracha on Friday, February 19, 2016

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X