A little girl with autism sits next to you on the plane and starts calling you her daddy.
What would you do?
A stranger, Eric, was placed in this position.
As mother Kate has said, amid her daughter’s antics, he took the time to treat her like a little person.
“You could have rocked uncomfortably in your seat. You could have ignored her. You could have given me that ‘smile’ that I despise because it means; ‘Manage your child please.’
You didn’t do any of that.
You engaged Kate in conversation and asked her questions about her turtles.
She could never really answer your questions, but she was so in love with you that she keeps eye contact and mutual attention on the things you asked her about.
I watched and smiled.
I made a few polite offers to distract you, but you didn’t want any of it.”
Man on plane reacts to video with little girl
Eric’s response reminds us all to look for those small opportunities to stand up and change someone’s life, even if it’s just for a few moments.
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