When a 26-year-old Prince George Community College student named Stephon, used American Sign Language (ASL) to greet the President of the United States when Obama visited Washington, he wasn’t expecting him to sign back. But that’s exactly what Barack Obama did, creating a captivating and humanizing moment that put decisiveness and politics aside. Refreshing.

“I am proud of you,” the student signed.

Thank you,” signed back the President.

A President of the people- ALL the people. And one determined, gutsy young man focused on ability.

Read/watch it unfold here.

Judy Winter Photography