This video showing an exchange between a customer and a barista at a St. Augustine Starbucks went totally viral on Facebook with more than 6 million views.
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And as you can probably imagine, the customer, Rebecca King, who’s deaf, was totally shocked when the barista taking her order appeared on the drive-thru video screen and started signing back to her.
“It is a big deal to (the) deaf community that Starbucks has one now. Nowhere else has that!” said King. “We all want to have that at every drive thru in the world,” King told First Coast News.
The 22-year-old barista, Katie Wyble, who herself knows sign language said she wasn’t paying attention to the monitor when King pulled up, but when she did notice King in the monitor, she started signing back and forth with her.
Both King and Wyble admitted they were surprised by the response the video generated.
Wyble is very happy to see the deaf community getting some exposure.