Turkish pilot finds former teacher among flight passengers & did something special
Ankara, Dec 2: It doesn't require a special day to display our gratitude. When Mithat Okhan Onan, a pilot with the Turkish Airlines, saw a former teacher of his boarding the flight he was pioneering, he didn't wait to pick up the microphone and address over the PA system the presence of his mentor in the plane. He gave a heartfelt 'Than You' speech that left the elderly man emotional and he was seen wiping his tears in a video of the incident that went viral on the social media.
A journalist shared the video in which the flight crew members were seen walking up to Onan and presenting him with a bouquet and kissing his hand to show respect. The episode left even other passengers on board emotional and there was a big round of applause.
Turkish Airlines pilot thanks his school teacher who was on board the flight. Very moving and shows the ultimate respect to the educators who shape our lives. pic.twitter.com/loEvkLQh3m— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) November 28, 2018
Here is what the Twitterati had to say about the incident:
This is an Amazing example of great respect to the elders and to those who were the main reason for our success in our life. Thank you teachers for all your efforts you did to develop our manners and skills which reflected to our everyday life.— Dr. Anas Alsiddiqui (@PAKREHNUMA) November 29, 2018
Moved by the gesture and hats off to the student and teacher for the honour and respect for each other.— Ajay Grover (@ajaygadbad) December 2, 2018
Loved the gesture <3— Raja Umar Sultan (@RajaUmarSultan1) November 30, 2018
What a sweet gesture, it restores my faith in humanity a little...— Bler (@itsablerworld) December 1, 2018