North Carolina Flight Attendant Sits On Floor To Comfort Passenger
If you’re one of the many who experience anxiety on airplanes, you’re not alone. Around 25 million people share your fear. According to Upworthy, a North Carolina flight attendant recognized this fear in a passenger and took steps to help. A passenger on a flight from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to JFK in New York was very nervous with every sound the plane made. Flight attendant, Floyd Dean-Shannon, sat on the floor next to the passenger and held her hand during the flight. He noticed her fighting back tears and stayed with her through the duration. And, she says he even took the time to explain any noises heard coming from the plane. Fellow passengers took note and agreed the North Carolina flight attendant went above and beyond with his compassion. Many posted pictures of the moment and tagged Delta urging them to recognize the job flight attendants do.
And, Dean-Shannon’s kindness didn’t end with this one distressed passenger. After realizing another passenger was celebrating a birthday, Dean-Shannon sang to her and made a “cake” using snacks he had available on the flight. Once the posts started appearing, passengers who recognized the flight attendant from their own flights chimed in about his compassion and engagement with everyone. Of course, this type of one on one service is not necessarily common. But, it’s nice to know it exists. And, it deserves acknowledgment. Commenters called Dean-Shannon a “breath of fresh air.” We often hear about all the struggles associated with flying, and the criticism is warranted in many cases. However, folks like North Carolina flight attendant Floyd Dean-Shannon also deserve attention.