Helen met Dr. Graham Bell in Washington on Dr. Chisholm's advice.
Dr. Bell wonderful sympathy and tenderness was what won over Helen. He made her sit in his lap, and let her examine his watch, he even ringed it for her. Dr. Bell knew what excited children. He understood Helen's sign language well, and so it was easy for Helen to communicate with him.
All these facts made, Helen love Dr. Bell the very first time they met.