People are good.
Today on my flight to Denver,
the pilot announced that they were expecting some turbulence
as we descended.
A woman in the rear of the plane was afraid of flying
and became very anxious after this announcement.
The flight attendant re-seated her in the front
where it’s usually less bumpy.
She sat in a middle seat across from me.
The strangers on each side of her could have responded to her fears by ignoring them
or being irritated at the inconvenience of
having a tall lady in a big bulky white coat sit in the empty seat between them.
they immediately reached out to welcome her
and help her feel comfortable.
They held her hands
and talked to her quietly for the remainder of the flight!