Texas woman misses flight to man with autism through the airport

American Airlines planes passing through a hanger at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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A Texas woman is celebrated online after reports about a recent encounter with an autistic man while flying through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

On Wednesday, Shaina Murry was looking for her gate at the airport terminal, when they saw a man lying on the ground, reports FOX 5 Atlanta.

“It was clear that something was wrong, I didn’t know what,” Murry wrote in a Facebook post about the encounter. “It was the best after him a few questions to call for medical help.”

Murry asked what was wrong and the man allegedly told her several times that he was afraid that he was going to miss his flight. Murry says she felt how the man may have been autistic, and says that she immediately “switched gears,” the decision to be proactive.

“After giving him the certainty of his flight time that we called his mother [who said that her son has autism] and let her know that he was still not feeling well,” says Murry.

Murry, says American Airlines staff and the medical team advised that “he needed to eat and something to drink”, but “they were afraid he was ill again and did not know whether he should fly.”

At that point, Murry decided to delay her own route to keep up with the young traveler. She wrote after she changed her flight, she got to eat with the autistic traveler and even helped him board his flight.

Now, she says she is a U.s. customer for life.

“The u.s. is not responsible me a dime for the flight change and called me when he and I were eating lunch together, to let me know its port changed. When I dropped him at his gate for his flight of American Airlines team took great care of him, checked on him and made sure he was on board safe to go see his Mother for Christmas.”

The airline and the medical employees concerned, she says, were professional and caring during the entire incident.

“Every once and a while we all need a little help. Regardless of disability, age, or social status,” Murry placed. “Thanks for making my day!”

Her post has since been liked over 4,500 times and has delivered hundreds of comments with many praising Murry her kind act.

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