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Barista learns sign language for deaf customer

May 13, 2016 in Community News

 

Local 8 News
May 11, 2016

LEESBURG, Va. (CBS NEWS) — For anyone who is deaf, ordering at a coffee shop can be difficult, but thanks to a extra caring barista, Ibby Piracha the experience was incredible.

Piracha who is deaf was at a coffee shop about to order when he met barista, Krystal Payne.

“I see that she gets a piece of paper out, and I thought maybe she had a question for me or something, but it really wasn’t a question at all,” Ibby said. “And as I read through it, it shocked me.”

He immediately posted a picture of the note, which read, “I’ve been learning ASL, American Sign Language, just so you can have the same experience as everyone else.”

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