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a story i was a part of in the airport this morning [Sep. 1st, 2005|09:00 am]
Aaron faheud Swiftrunner


So this very nice lady came off of an early plane and sat down in the gate area with her daughter to get her stuff around. her cell phone rang, she answered and i could not help over hearing part of her conversation. It is still ringing in my ears.

"Hey Jeannie? Its Angie... We're OK. We have a flight later on out to you in Denver."

~pause~

yes, they got us out of n'orleans yesterday morning and we were able to get tickets through indianapolis.

~pause~

well, the house is under water and all tore up. Nothing left. We were on the roof til the waters were up to my waist and i was holding gillie.

~pause~

some nice man came by on a door. he took our place on the house so we could be on the door. I couldn't hold gillie up.

~pause~

No, I did not see if he got picked up, we floated pretty far away out of sight of the neighbor good. His name was Johnny and he was very nice. Said to get on the door and take care of my little one

~pause~

yeah, I hope he is ok too. Well, I need to find out where my gate is. See you in a few hours.

~pause~

love you too. bye.

~~~
She looked up to see a small pile of twenty dollar bills had grown on her stroller where almost every one of us in the gate area dropped one on our way by.

I have to wonder and hope 'Johnny' is ok too.

This world is full of heroes most of us never get to meet.

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[User Picture]From: goldsquare
2005-09-01 07:18 am (UTC)
Damnit, you made me cry.
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[User Picture]From: tpau
2005-09-01 07:28 am (UTC)
yeah, me too...
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[User Picture]From: fyre_falcyn
2005-09-01 07:31 am (UTC)

Heroes

Thank you for sharing this. I will pray for Johnny, and thank God that men like him exist.
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[User Picture]From: bertana
2005-09-01 08:02 am (UTC)
This world is full of heroes most of us never get to meet.

Thanks for the reminder, and for sharing this story.


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[User Picture]From: silmaril
2005-09-01 08:23 am (UTC)
I teared up, very suddenly, at the very end.

Thanks for writing this.
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[User Picture]From: fyre_falcyn
2005-09-01 08:25 am (UTC)

Dear Faheud

May I post this to my journal?
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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2005-09-01 08:31 am (UTC)

Re: Dear Faheud

I also would like to link to this story, with your permission.
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[User Picture]From: faheud
2005-09-01 11:10 am (UTC)

Re: Dear Faheud

be my guest
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[User Picture]From: faheud
2005-09-01 11:09 am (UTC)

Re: Dear Faheud

certainly...

and if they ask, yes it did happen. I dropped the first 20 onto her stroller.
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[User Picture]From: fyre_falcyn
2005-09-01 11:44 am (UTC)

Bless you

Thank you for your generosity in sharing this story and for your kindness to the woman. You are one of the heroes.
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[User Picture]From: joeguppy
2005-09-01 09:01 am (UTC)
All the more reason that we need to tell these stories. So far, the newspapers and TV have broadcast the destruction and the looting. Rarely do we ever get to see/hear the stories that make us PROUD of our fellow human beings.
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[User Picture]From: lady_angharad
2005-09-01 11:37 am (UTC)
I found your post through ciorstan and linked back to this page.

I echo your hopes for 'Johnny' and must say that I'm glad I got to meet one more hero. *looks at you significantly*
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[User Picture]From: nitewhisper
2005-09-01 11:39 am (UTC)
Thank whoever is responsible for people like you.

People such as yourself are the reason I believe in angels, thanks for reminding me.

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[User Picture]From: children_of_lir
2005-09-01 12:07 pm (UTC)
That is really powerful.

Since truth is stranger than fiction, there is always the hope Johnny will come through OK.

But OTOH, :/ plenty of real-life heroes don't have their stories end so well. We can all continue hoping for the best, and reaching out to survivors in all the ways we can...

Suggestion: If you go to a Labor Day party, picnic, any such large funtion this weekend...put out a Red Cross donation box (or encourage the host to.)
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[User Picture]From: malkinallardsen
2005-09-01 01:29 pm (UTC)

The Hero

Words like these make me proud to be a human.

Permission to link? (assuming I can figure out how)

Malkin
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[User Picture]From: faheud
2005-09-01 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: The Hero

be my guest...
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From: laughingcrow
2005-09-01 04:43 pm (UTC)

A heartwarming story......

Hi there! I found this link through Flaming_Mo and I was wondering if you would mind if I posted this link in my journal?

It's a wonderful story of which we need more of and I want to help pass the word that there is actually "good" out there right now.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: aylinn
2005-09-02 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thnak you sir. I've linked to this in my LJ as an example of the GOOD in humanity.
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[User Picture]From: lisa_bee
2005-09-02 03:57 pm (UTC)
That is just incredible.

This world is full of heroes most of us never get to meet.
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[User Picture]From: warragul
2005-09-03 07:49 am (UTC)
Found this via SCAtoday. Stories like this always make me feel solemn, and glad that there are still people like this out there, even in the midst of all the awful reports we're hearing about New Orleans over here. I, too, hope that Johnny is alright after such an incredible act of selflessness.

If I may, I'd like to post a link to this in my journal?
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[User Picture]From: faheud
2005-09-03 09:47 am (UTC)

be

my guest...
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[User Picture]From: liamstliam
2005-09-05 07:19 pm (UTC)
Anyone ever tell you that you tell great stories?

Wow. I am tearing up.

Wow.
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[User Picture]From: magda_vogelsang
2005-09-09 08:28 am (UTC)
Sent this link yesterday to a friend in the UK who was complaining that he hadn't heard "a single story of devotion to others from this city from any local person over the age of 6". He was very glad to read it, and hopes very much that Johnny made it, which pretty much echos my sentiment.
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