Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Passengers touched by kindness on flight

A gentleman named Tim, who appeared to be both blind and deaf, boarded an Alaska Airlines flight at Boston's Logan Airport recently. He was assigned a middle seat, but the man on the aisle gladly switched with him. Flight attendants tried to help him, and graciously they let him feel their faces, but they could not communicate with him. Finally they paged to ask if any passenger knew sign language. That's when a 15-year-old Clara raised her hand.

She learned ASL because she has dyslexia and it was the easiest foreign language for her to learn. For the rest of the flight, she attended to Tim and made sure all his needs were met. She signed one letter at a time into his hand. He was able to read her signing and they carried on an animated conversation. He was obviously delighted to have someone to talk to. Clara didn't think twice about helping a fellow passenger, proving there are still good people willing to reach out and help others.

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