It wasn’t just the coffee that perked up this customer’s morning – it was the kindness shown to him by an employee who had only met him once before.

Ibby Piracha is one of the many regulars at the Starbucks in Leesburg, Virginia – he is also deaf.

Krystal Payne, a newly hired employee at the coffee shop, took his order just once before deciding that he deserved to feel more welcome at their store.

MORE14 Years After Receiving Shoebox Gift, Filipino Girl Marries the Boy Who Sent it

The barista went home and spent more than three hours learning American Sign Language so she could better communicate with Ibby.

The next day, she gave him a note reading: “I’ve been learning ASL, just so you can have the same experience as everyone else.”

The note is now framed in Ibby’s home.

(WATCH the Steve Hartman CBS video above)

PASS it On… SHARE the Love!

Leave a Reply