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Starbucks Worker Goes the Distance for Deaf Customer

Ibby Piracha says he was left feeling 'blessed'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2016 9:29 AM CST

(Newser) – Ibby Piracha visits the same Starbucks in Leesburg, Va., about three times a week. But one recent visit was a bit different than normal. When Piracha, who is deaf, went to give his order—usually communicated through text message—the Starbucks employee instead passed him a note. "I've been learning ASL (American Sign Language) just so you can have the same experience as everyone else," it read, per Fox 11. She then signed, "What you want drink?" Piracha felt so "blessed" that he told the story in a Facebook post, shared 2,000 times since Friday. Several commenters say they're now interested in learning ASL. (This sign language order also went viral.)

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