Happy Nic Zapko day! Minnesotan ASL interpreter gets a holiday | kare11

One effect of the pandemic in Minnesota: press briefings became a weekly and sometimes daily occurrence. And somebody needed to translate. 

That’s when Nic Zapko came in: an ASL interpreter whose animated delivery drew a lot of attention on social media. 

“I feel somewhat overwhelmed,” Zapko told KARE 11 in June. “This is all so unexpected because I was just showing up to work and I certainly didn’t expect to go viral. So I am touched, I am inspired and I am inspired that they are inspired.” 

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