Passengers on a June 8 Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., had a very famous fellow passenger: former President Jimmy Carter was also on the same plane.
The friendly ex-president made things a little more exciting when he stood up from his seat and went up to each and every passenger and shook hands with them.
Passenger James Parker Sheffield recorded a video of Carter going around greeting everyone and uploaded it on Twitter, where of course thousands of internet users liked, shared and commented on the clip.
"I was definitely shocked. Who expects a president to be on their commercial flight, let alone making an effort to greet every passenger? Everyone seemed genuinely excited and the overall sentiment was that it was really nice to have that kind of moment where party or politics didn't matter.
"He didn't say much, because he was also trying to be mindful of the flight needing to leave, but that smile said everything for him. He was very authentic in his interaction with each individual," Sheffield added.
He further compared the friendly encounter with the former president to the current political situation and in one tweet stated that America seems deprived of a president who actually acts like one.
Here’s what Twitter users had to say, using the hashtag #jimmyisthebest:
You can't imagine how jealous I am. He's the best human being ever!— MichelleRobbins (@MichelleRobbins) June 9, 2017
If it weren't 4 Carter personally intervening,my parents might still be Ethiopian Jews, who were prisoners of war in Ethiopia.My fave POTUS pic.twitter.com/D3sEn8YPcj— SarahHere (@SarahBKHere) June 11, 2017
The best of America, the best of humanity, the antithesis of Trump— Jonathan Todd (@Jonathan_Todd) June 11, 2017
So good to see a bona fide elder statesman and a true public servant in an era of whatever the hell it is that's now happening in our WH.— ToppleTrump (@HRepeating) June 11, 2017
Check out the heart-warming video above.
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