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Flight Attendant's note to teen goes viral

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One flight attendant’s small act of kindness is touching the hearts of thousands.

When deaf Maryland teen Ashley Ober flew by herself for the first time this summer, she was a little nervous about navigating a large, international airport alone — she had a connection at New York’s JFK airport on her route from Baltimore, Maryland to Rochester, New York.

But the 16-year-old’s Delta flight attendant went out of her way to make her feel comfortable, and now the note that she gave Ashley has gone viral online.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/flight-attendants-sweet-note-deaf-233718243.html

https://wjla.com/news/local/note-holds-special-meaning-for-a-deaf-teen-from-md

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Peter B
17 hours ago, Still Waters said:

One flight attendant’s small act of kindness is touching the hearts of thousands.

When deaf Maryland teen Ashley Ober flew by herself for the first time this summer, she was a little nervous about navigating a large, international airport alone — she had a connection at New York’s JFK airport on her route from Baltimore, Maryland to Rochester, New York.

But the 16-year-old’s Delta flight attendant went out of her way to make her feel comfortable, and now the note that she gave Ashley has gone viral online.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/flight-attendants-sweet-note-deaf-233718243.html

https://wjla.com/news/local/note-holds-special-meaning-for-a-deaf-teen-from-md

A thoughtful and useful thing to do!

Might be even better if they copy that note and distribute it among their fleet for future use (customising it for different passengers and aircraft, obviously). After all, isn't it standard that flight attendants wear badges indicating which languages they speak?

It's good to see the flight attendant was willing to make contact with a deaf person, given that it can be all too easy to be too nervous to make the attempt. Speaking as the father of a deaf child, I understand that it can require a lot of work to make yourself understood by a deaf person. My son wears cochlear implants, and so can hear quite well (although not well in noisy environments). But he only wears them during the day, so communicating with him at night when they're off can be a challenge.

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