With so many upsetting news filling our feed every day, it feels like a breath of fresh air every time a story like this emerges. On June 20, Lynette Scribner shared a beautiful story on Facebook and it quickly went viral with 1.2M reactions and over 650K shares. Scribner detailed one of her flights that she was one, where she noticed a man, Timothy Cook, who was deaf and blind. Although everyone tried their best to assist him as best as they could, they all had trouble communicating. And that’s when the hero of the story, Clara Daly, stepped in.
After the flight attendants asked everyone on board if they know ASL (American Sign Language), Clara immediately volunteered to help out. The 15-year-old girl learned ASL as she had dyslexia and it was the easiest foreign language for her to learn. Clara helped the man by signing into his hand and Tim was very happy that he got to talk to someone on the flight. “After the flight, Clara told me she thought it was meant to be that our original flight was canceled and we were placed on this flight, so she could be there to help Tim,” Jane Daly told Alaska Airlines. Scroll down to read the full story below.