Starbucks Barista Goes Viral For Handling This Customer's Order In The Best Way Possible

Way to go, Starbucks!

It's not like anyone needs more reasons to love Starbucks when it's packed with those decadent caramel lattes or announces plans to fund its employees' college tuition.

But if the opportunity arises, you must take it so ... here goes.

One particular Starbucks in Florida can skip its "Employee of the Month" election because it has never been more clear who's going to get it. Katie Wyble, a barista at a store in St. Augustine, is going viral after a video of her taking a customer's order was posted on Facebook.

The video shows 22-year-old Wyble using perfect sign language to communicate with a deaf customer at the Starbucks drive-thru.


The inspiring exchange was filmed by customer Rebecca King. Check out her footage below:

Earlier this year, Starbucks announced that it's going to implement video screens to 2,400 drive-thru locations across the U.S. The screens are supposed to give a more personal touch to the ordering experience and increase the speed of service.

"It is a big deal to [the] deaf community that Starbucks has one now. Nowhere else has that!" King told First Coast News.

As for the Wyble, she says she was baffled by the attention, but "feels blessed" to be able to raise awareness for the deaf community.

"I'm so happy the deaf community is finally getting some exposure," she said.


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