Get up and Help Someone

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.

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I can only imagine what the pilot was thinking as his co-pilot got up and abandoned his post. He was probably too busy to stop him. This doesn't indicate if the pilot was the other survivor. Something to think about. Maybe if he had stayed and done his job, the outcome would have been different. Maybe he wouldn't have survived, either.
If I were one of the passengers he was supposedly comforting, I'd be asking "What the heck are you doing back here? Why aren't you flying the plane?"
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Nice story.


Sorry, I can't resist...

Come on! he abandonned his co-pilot seat! maybe the plane wouldn't have crashed if he had stayed and helped the pilot!
Sorry! ;) ;) ;)
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