MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man says he got a special birthday wish this year, thanks to his thoughtful co-workers.

Erick Curry says he’s been deaf since he contracted spinal meningitis at 3 months old.

A graduate of St. Louis Park High School, Curry says that he’s been working at a restaurant in town for four and a half years.

On Saturday, his co-workers unveiled their special surprise — they had all learned how to sign the lyrics to “Happy Birthday” in order to properly wish him well.

“It truly meant a lot to me and even made me cry,” he said.

Curry says he attended the Minnesota State School for the Deaf In Faribault, and Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.