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Barack Obama responds to admirer in sign language [video]

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Sharing a moment with a sitting president is a pretty special occasion, but when that president responds using sign language, it’s phenomenal.

As H. Hoover of Distriction described the scene:

Stephon stood just a few feet away from Barack Obama. The president, busy shaking hands, looked right at him. “It was like he was waiting for me to say something,” he said later.

So the 26-year-old Prince George’s Community College student took his cue and spoke to President Obama in his first language: American Sign Language. “I am proud of you,” Stephon signed. The president, almost involuntary, instinctively, immediately signed back.

“Thank you,” Obama replied.

Well done, Mr. President, well done.

Full story at Distriction via Kottke.

Great Obama moments.

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