A teenager reached out to a blind and deaf man and news of her gentle goodness spread across the world like a wild fire
A 15-year-old teenager's act of kindness went viral recently and she hopes it will inspire others to be kind.
Clara Daly reached out to a deaf and blind passenger, Tim Cook, on an airplane and made his trip a lot better for it. She helped him get the assistance he needed when the flight staff couldn't.
It was as if fate put Clara and Tim on the same flight that day.
Clara and her mom's flight to Los Angeles was cancelled so they had to compromise; Tim was heading home after visiting his sister and was alone.
Despite their best efforts, the airline staff was unable to effectively communicate with Tim. They turned to the passengers for help.
Asking for someone who may know American Sign Language (ASL), the staff did not expect a 15-year-old to be able to help them.
Clara had been studying ASL and offered to help without hesitation. She put her hand against Tim's and signed out words one letter at a time. He was relieved for the help and asked for water.
The teenager spent the rest of the flight checking up on Tim and for the last half an hour she kept him company.
A local news network posted a video in which Tim said he was very moved by Clara's kindness. He was happy to talk to her and it was the best part of his trip.
One of the passengers on the flight took a photo of Clara with Tim and shared it on social media. It didn't take long for others to share the photo and soon more than a million people had reacted to Clara's kind deed.
Her story has been shared more than 650 000 times.
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