Piracha’s Facebook post not only showed his gratitude towards Payne, but raised awareness to the type of kindness that needs to be given to the deaf community.
“I was just so moved that, oh my gosh, she actually wanted to learn sign,” Piracha says. “Something she wanted to do because of me? Because I was a deaf customer? I was very, very impressed.”
In an interview with CBS news, Krystal explained that she spent nearly three hours learning to communicate orders through ASL, saying, “If he’s a regular, and I want to make that connection with my regulars, I should be able to at least ask him what he wants to drink.”
Such a small gesture had a great impact on Piracha. He even admitted to framing the note at his home.