On June 18, 1947, a commercial airliner crashed in Syria. The young co-pilot took the time in the midst of the chaos and fear to tell a young woman that she was going to be alright. He helped a stranger in a small but important way.
About a third of the way through the story, I recognized the co-pilot. He would later become famous for inspiring millions of other people through television.
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal tells the story and why it is important. Read the whole thing here and know that it's going to be okay.