“In spite of a few hateful, broken human beings in this world ... people ARE kind.”
A woman flying to Florida to attend the funeral of her grandson, who was gunned down in the Orlando massacre, has received an outpouring of support from flight attendants and fellow passengers.
Dancer Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, was one of the youngest of the 49 victims killed at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early Sunday.
Knowing the grieving grandmother was traveling alone Tuesday, JetBlue employees “made sure to be at her side every step of the way,” flight attendant Kelly Davis Karas wrote on Facebook.
“She was understandably distraught, but met us with kindness and gentleness. And gratitude,” Karas said.
Airline employees walked the grandmother to her seat and helped her settle in, Karas wrote. They offered her a blanket, pillow, water and a box of tissues for her tears.
As the attendants took drink orders mid-flight, Karas passed around pieces of paper to passengers for them to sign as makeshift condolence cards.
That’s when the roughly one-hour flight “got truly inspiring,” Karas wrote.
(Editor's note: This post was originally published on our media partner HuffPost Queer Voices).