It’s so beautiful to see strangers come together at 30,000 feet. There’s something about being in an airplane that brings out either the best or worst in people, and Tom Scholzen of St. George, Utah got to witness both earlier this week on his flight to Minneapolis.
After a distraught older woman was escorted toward the back to her correct seat, she started to hear comments come from passengers like “meth head,” “drug addict,” and “tweeker.” [sic] It was clear to Tom that this woman was very shaky, fidgety, and couldn’t control certain motor skills.
He could truly feel her pain and started to unbuckle his seatbelt so he could go over there to comfort her, but he had the passing thought that a man with a 6’5″ frame might alarm her, so he hesitated for a moment.
Thankfully, in the meantime, “an angel sitting across the aisle” had seen what Tom did and went over there to offer her a Kleenex and spend the rest of the flight consoling her.
Since Tom posted his story, it’s been shared by Love What Matters and has warmed the hearts of thousands.