This article describes airplane passengers breaking into applause as a young boy was removed from a flight due to food allergy.
What ever happened to empathy? Where is society’s responsibility to care about others? I’ve travelled around the world, and have been fortunate to have only had a food allergy reaction once, when I was young, on a flight from North America to Rio de Janiero. Since then, I’ve taken care to bring my own meals and snacks on board. But I have had to ask fellow passengers if they wouldn’t mind not consuming the peanuts they’ve brought with them, and with the exception of a few funny looks, others have rallied to keep me safe.
I hope that allergy awareness triumphs over cynicism and criticism so that this little boy has better travel experiences in the future.