A 15-year-old passenger has excited the crew — and the internet, by helping to create a deaf and blind man the journey more comfortable.
A 15-year-old girl is being praised for her hands-on approach for the help of a blind and deaf passengers who only travel on an Alaska Airlines flight last week.
Clara Daly and her mother, Jane, were traveling home from Boston, Mass., to Los Angeles when their flight was cancelled. They were rebooked on another flight, where the two by Tim Cook, a blind and a deaf man traveling home to Portland, Ore.
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“I noticed a woman signing into the hand of the man, so that he could feel that her words,” said Lynette Scribner, another Alaska Airlines passenger. “After watching them for a few minutes, I realized that the man was deaf and blind.”
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Scribner said Cook on board the flight, the other passengers tried their best to make his journey more comfortable, including a man who let Cook his chair on the aisle.
“The man, who had given in to his chair, did his best to help with matters such as the opening of coffee creamer and pour it in his coffee,” Scribner said.
However, the flight attendants needed someone who could communicate with the Cooking during the flight.
Clara Daly is the study of the American sign language for the past year.
A flight attendant asked over the PA system in the plane as the only passengers knew American Sign Language (ASL) ring their call button.
Daly, who had studied ASL for a year, called her button.
“I was with Tim a few times on the flight and towards the end for about 30 minutes,” Daly said, Alaska Airlines reported. “He only wanted to talk.”
“I went to [Cook] in a total of three times, once to give him water, the other to tell him of the time, and the last hour of the flight, just talk to him,” Daly told FOX59.
“We talked about our family in Massachusetts and he asked me about my plans for my future,” she said.
Daly mark misspelled words in his hand, so that he could understand.
The crew is very happy with Daly’s actions.
“Clara was amazing,” an Alaska flight attendant said. “You could see that Tim was very enthusiastic about someone that he could speak, and she was an angel.”
But they are not the only one who is puzzled by the sweet teenager. Scribner posted a photo of the girl with the signature of Cook on Facebook, which is already shared almost 600,000 times as of Sunday afternoon.
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Jane told Alaska Airlines and its subsidiary are of the opinion that their flight was cancelled.
“After the flight, Clara told me that she thought it was meant to be that our original flight was cancelled and we were placed on this flight, so she could be there to help Tim,” Jane said.
After the flight landed safely, Cook was picked up at the gate by a service provider of senior living facility.
He has reportedly told the airline was the best flight he has ever taken.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.