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Dyslexic teenager uses ASL knowledge to calm a deaf and blind airplane passenger

There’s nothing that grinds our gears more than nightmare flights. Who wants to be stuck thousands of feet in the air with a wailing baby? However, there are moments when anxious passengers genuinely need help rather than scathing side glances. People riding with Alaska Airlines last week witnessed a beautiful moment between a dyslexic teenager and a disabled passenger.

Tim Cook was all alone during the flight from Boston to Portland. It was a difficult journey ahead because the man was both deaf and blind. While everyone around him tried to be as accommodating as possible, the lack of communication made Tim anxious.

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Flight attendants tried to assist the man as best as they can but the lack of clear communication proved to be a problem. It’s a good thing that Clara Daly was there to save the day. The dyslexic teenager learned ASL to help with her condition and it was very useful during the situation.

Clara Daly stayed by Tim Cook’s side all throughout the flight. An onlooker shared what happened in a viral Facebook post.

“It was fascinating to watch as she signed one letter at a time into his hand. When he asked if she was pretty she blushed and laughed as the seat mate, who had learned a few signs, communicated an enthusiastic “yes” to Tim. For the rest of the flight she attended to Tim and made sure his needs were met.”

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For Clara, she did what she did because it was the right thing to do.

“For the last hour of the flight we just were talking, having a conversation about life,’ the teenager said. They call you extraordinary but it’s just something that you do. He took such joy in a conversation that we take for granted.”

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Source: Daily Mail
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