Last month, Starbucks introduced two-way video screens in some of its drive-thrus so customers in their cars could chat with the baristas as they ordered. And while the company is expected to roll out 2,400 of these video monitors nationwide over the next year, according to ABC News, the coffee chain probably didn't expect its high-tech feature to go viral so fast thanks to one woman in Florida.
And yet that's precisely what happened this week. Rebecca King is deaf--and ordering anything at a drive-thru is a nearly impossible feat for the hearing impaired. So she was pleasantly surprised when the barista who popped up on the screen could sign. She was so jazzed she filmed the encounter and posted to Facebook with the comment: "Starbucks! This is what I'm talking about!" Then she made a plea: "Share away! We can change the world!"
The barista is a college student who discovered her passion for signing when she saw her preschool teacher use it. She's thrilled that King's video has gone viral. “I hope it helps make more people aware of what they can to do serve others in their communities," she told the local CBS TV station.
Starbucks! This is what I'm talking about! ❤️Share it away! We can change the world! :)Posted by Rebecca King on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Starbucks! This is what I'm talking about! ❤️Share it away! We can change the world! :)
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