A Starbucks cashier’s sweet gesture for a regular customer who is deaf is touching the hearts of people across the country.
Ibby Piracha, of Leesburg, Virginia, who goes into his local Starbucks three times a week, received a note from his cashier that read, “I’ve been learning ASL just so you can have the same experience as everyone else.”
On Friday, 23-year-old Piracha shared a photo of the note on his Facebook page, along with a status, that has since gone viral:
"Oh, I gotta love this place," Piracha wrote in his Facebook post. "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."
As of Tuesday morning, the post had been “liked” nearly 13,000 times.
Piracha told WJLA.com that the cashier explained she was learning sign language with YouTube videos.
"She became more motivated to learn sign because I was customer there and that has really, really touched me,” Piracha told the news website.