(FOX 46 WJZY) - It's an act of kindness that will surely restore your faith in humanity.
A young woman took it upon herself to help a deaf and blind man communicate with those around him and staff while on an Alaskan Airline flight from Boston to Portland, Washington.
Jane Daly shared the story about her daughter, Clara, on social media. She said her and her daughter, who are from California, were in Boston to help out a family member when their original flight back home was canceled.
Alaskan Airline placed the mother and daughter on an earlier flight to Portland. Shortly after take off, Daly said a flight attendant made an announcement asking if anyone knew sign language.
"Clara has been studying American Sign Language so she rang the flight attendant button. They explained that the passenger was not only deaf, but also blind. The only way you can communicate with him was by signing into his hand," Jane Daly wrote.
Clara reportedly jumped up and went to see if she could help. And she did.
"Several times he requested her assistance throughout the flight. Toward the end of the flight he asked for her again, and this time he just wanted to talk. She spent the remainder of the flight until landing with him," Daly wrote. "He asked her lots of questions, and she signed-spelled the answers into his hand."
Daly said the flight attendants and passengers around the man, whose name is Timothy, were all taken by Clara and her selfless compassion.
After the flight, Clara reportedly told her mother she felt the canceled flight to LA was "meant to be" and they were placed on this flight so that she could be there to help Timothy.
"Proud of my girl," Daly wrote.
The heartwarming story is quickly gaining attention on social media.