I saw a story on the news today about a mother and her autistic son who were asked to get off a plane.
The young child was upset and “having a melt down”. The mother was trying to calm him, but not having much success. The flight attendants showed no compassion and the pilot decided to ask her and her son to leave.
Now some people will say that the airline had every right to do that. That they can’t have all that commotion going on in the airplane. Okay, fine. Maybe that is true, especially after 9/11….but this woman and her son are not terrorists. Obviously this woman could have used some help. This little boy has special needs and it was just he and his mother on this flight. What was she to do? Has compassion just gone out the door? What if you had been in her shoes…just trying to get home to family?
The story really bothered me.