Kelly David Karas, a flight attendant with JetBlue, wanted to do something good to show the airline’s support to the grandmother of Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, one of Orlando shooting victims, flying with them.
Karas and her fellow flight attendant passed a paper around the plane for the passengers to sign with a note of condolence. Apparently, everyone felt the need to do something special for the grieving woman and wrote pages after pages to her. Some even went a step ahead and went up to console her in person.
Karas was so moved by the incident that she took to Facebook to share what happened aboard the flight, posting a photo of Omar, along with the whole story.
Omar Mateen killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, in what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in the United States.
He was later killed by police.
"Today we're dealing with something that we never imagined and is unimaginable," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said.
President Barack Obama ordered the federal government to provide any assistance needed to Florida police investigating the shooting, the White House said.
Thousands of people attended vigils to honor the departed. Throughout the nation, the scene is the same, with mourners upset, teary-eyed and outraged.
“They are more than a list of names. They are people who loved and who were loved. They are people who had family, and friends and dreams,” said Anderson Cooper while on TV announcing the names of those killed in the shooting.
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