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

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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3:20PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

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

2:50PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Thrilled to see President Obama signing "Thank you".

12:01AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

thank you

10:45PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Thank you for the video news.

8:24PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

thnx for this

8:15PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

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

5:30PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

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

4:43PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

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

4:41PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

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.

3:45PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

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!

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