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Dad Brings Deaf Daughter To ASL Starbucks For Beautifully Inclusive Experience

A little girl looks backs, smiling wide

Everyone deserves to feel included. That’s why it’s so important that places like this ASL Starbucks continue to open. You may be wondering, “What is an ASL Starbucks” — and I’d be happy to explain! This is a branch of the coffee company that is employed by folks who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Fittingly, the store is located just down the street from Gallaudet University. This is a bilingual institution for Deaf and hard of hearing students (English and ASL).

It’s no wonder, then, that TJ and his Deaf daughter, Kylee, had to check this place out when visiting Washington D.C. — this father-daughter duo have become quite popular on social media! Together, they make all sorts of fun content. This includes educational videos related to being deaf and using sign language. For example, in the video below, we see Kylee experience the joy of getting coffee from a place where every employee can easily communicate directly to her!

@cargo_shorts_dad How cool is this? #fatherdaughter #deaf #starbucks #deafcommunity #wholesome #fypシ #kybyeee ♬ Happy Mood – AShamaluevMusic

Kylee already has a huge smile on her face before she even walks into the Starbucks. Part of the reason why is because, on the outside, there’s a sign that spells out the name of the store in ASL! Seemingly small details like these truly mean the world to folks like Kylee!

Deaf Girl Can’t Stop Smiling During Her First Visit to the ASL Starbucks

Once inside, the smiles continue as Kylee chats with the employees. Seeing the pure joy on her face is absolutely priceless! With this store being the first of its kind in the United States, it goes to show we have a long way to go to make this experience more common. Seeing this little girl’s face alone should be motivation enough!

“No words can describe how excited Kylee was when we went to the signing Starbucks!” TJ shares in the comments of his video. “She loved every second she was there.”

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