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President Obama Surprises Deaf Student by Signing to HimBy Elizabeth Flock, 3/21/2012

President Obama took a deaf student by surprise last week by speaking to him in sign language.

Stephon Williams, a 26 year-old student from Prince George’s Community College, was standing in line after an event on energy policy in Maryland when he managed to catch the president’s attention, D.C.-based blog Distriction reports. Obama, who had been busy shaking hands, looked directly at the student.

“I am proud of you,” Williams signed. Obama, without skipping a beat, signed back: “Thank you.”


Click on the link below to read and see more:

- A photo and video

- The President’s Twitter feed about Stephon’s signing

- Stephon’s video of his experience



Obama Barack uses a word "Thank You" to communicate deaf student with the American Sign Language.