In a world of hanging out with world dictators and imprisoning children, it’s good to take time out of the day to appreciate the Good Samaritans of the world.
Recently, during a flight from Boston to Los Angeles, a man got aboard the plane who was deaf as well as blind. The crew of the plane wanted to assist the man but weren’t sure on how to communicate with him.
The crew let out a message over the speakers wondering if anyone knew sign language and thankfully Clara Daly, a 15 year old, came to the rescue.
After the experience, Lynette Scribner wrote about it on Facebook and it went viral as it should have. She wrote:
“I saw this gentleman, Tim, in Boston’s Logan airport with the sister he’d been visiting – it appeared he was both deaf and blind, as I observed her signing into his hand for him to feel her words.
When he came aboard the plane he’d been assigned the middle seat of my row. The kind gentleman who had the aisle seat graciously gave it up for him. At this point Tim was traveling alone.”
“The flight attendants sincerely wanted to assist him, but had no way to communicate. I watched as they didn’t flinch when he reached out to touch their faces and arms. They took his hand and tried so hard to communicate with him, to no avail.
He had some verbal ability, but clearly could not understand them. The man who’d given up his seat did his best to assist him with things like opening coffee creamer and putting it in his coffee.”
That’s when Clara came to the rescue.
“She learned ASL because she had 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 his needs were met.
It was fascinating to watch as she signed one letter at a time into his hand. He was able to ‘read’ her signing and they carried on an animated conversation.”
“When he asked her if she was pretty, she blushed and laughed as the seat mate, who’d learned a few signs, communicated an enthusiastic yes to Tim. I don’t know when I’ve ever seen so many people rally to take care of another human being.
All of us in the immediate rows were laughing and smiling and enjoying his obvious delight in having someone to talk to. Huge kudos to the flight attendants of Alaska Airlines who went above and beyond to meet Tim’s needs.
I can’t say enough about this beautiful young woman named Clara who didn’t think twice about helping her fellow passenger. It was a beautiful reminder, in this time of too much awfulness, that there are still good, good people who are willing to look out for each other. #alaskaairlines”
Clara spoke to CNN later on saying, “I went to [Cook] a total of three times, once to get him water, another to tell him the time, and the last hour of the flight to just talk to him.”
Talk about a girl that was raised right. Anyone who is questioning Generation Z and their impact on society needs to take a look at this inspiring story!
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