One Delta Airlines passenger, Molly Simonson Lee, had a fear of flying and was on a flight from Charlotte to New York when she noticed a fellow passenger in front of her was also struggling with the same phobia.
The woman began to cry, and that’s when Lee witnessed a heartwarming act of kindness from a flight attendant named Floyd Dean-Shannon.
He sat on the floor next to her and reassured her that he would be there for her every step of the way. He explained every noise and movement on the flight, which helped to calm her nerves.
Lee snapped a photo of the moment and shared it on Facebook, where it quickly went viral, amassing nearly 12,000 shares. In light of the story, a GoFundMe was set up to “show Floyd some love” and has raised $2,250 so far, a nice end-of-year bonus for him.
Acts of kindness can have a profound impact on both the giver and the receiver. They can help to build a sense of community and connection between people, and can also be a powerful tool for promoting positive change in the world.
One of the benefits of acts of kindness is that they can help to promote feelings of empathy and compassion. When we see someone going out of their way to help another person, it can inspire us to be more compassionate and understanding ourselves. This in turn can help to create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone.
Another benefit of acts of kindness is that they can serve as a powerful reminder of the importance of going above and beyond our duties. In a world where many of us are focused on our own goals and needs, it can be easy to become self-centered and neglectful of the needs of others. Acts of kindness, however, serve as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to help others and make the world a better place.
Beyond that, acts of kindness can also have a direct impact on the individual being helped. In the case of the flight attendant, his actions not only helped the passenger feel less anxious, but also it made her day, and it became a good memory for her. It also created a positive image of the airline as a whole, and it led to financial benefit for the flight attendant as well.