Obama Signs “Thank You” To Deaf Supporter [VIDEO]

The president has a big fan today, after an encounter with a deaf college student at a political function.  After Stephon had a chance to shake President Barack Obama’s hand and sign “I’m proud of you,” Obama surprised Stephon and the rest of those who were in the VIP section by signing back “Thank you.”

“I took the moment and signed ‘I am proud of you,’” Stephon signed in a youtube video later. “And his response was ‘Thank u’ in sign language back! Oh my gosh! I was like wow! He understood me after I said I was proud of him. It was so amazing…I was just speechless. Right after he thanked me, he smiled at another deaf lady who signed ‘I love you.’ When I shook his hand it did not feel like he was superior to me. He was just a humble man.”

Watch the interaction between Stephon and President Obama below.

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60 comments

Maria D'Oporto
Past Member 4 years ago

I like Obama,,,, no matter I am not in USA, hehehehe

Mo Va
Mo Va4 years ago

Thrilled to see President Obama signing "Thank you".

LM Sunshine

thank you

New G.
New G.4 years ago

Thank you for the video news.

Jane Warre
Jane Warren4 years ago

thnx for this

Ray M.
Ray M.4 years ago

He's the real compassionate president, not the phony his predecessor was.

Michael Anda
Michael Anda4 years ago

I could dawn w., but I like to think I'm better than that. ;-)

dawn walker
Dawn W.4 years ago

Now who's going to create a controversy out of this? I don't know how anyone could,but someone will.

Avery Ecklein
Avery Ecklein4 years ago

I am proud deaf teenager who will go to college in next two years. I may go to RIT or Galladuet University. I choose one of that. The student in the video is gallaudet student.

Michael S.
Michael S.4 years ago

President Obama - you really do rock! I wholeheartedly concur with Holly L. here. You are one of the most people-oriented President we have ever had. OBAMA 2012!