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Moving Scene on Flight to USA

When a boy with autism had a meltdown on a flight without any help, a Chabad Shlucha stepped up in a moving gesture. Full Story

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Love it
July 21, 2017 11:42 pm

May you be blessed always if there were more people like you willing to help this world would be such better place ,😇

Moving Scene on Flight
July 19, 2017 2:47 pm

The trust in the little guys eyes when he looks at her is so touching

a light unto the nations!
July 19, 2017 1:25 pm

tears in my eyes

Love everything about this
July 19, 2017 11:27 am

Thank you!

Thank you
July 19, 2017 10:58 am

We have two autistic sons. Preparing for even a short plane ride is stressful for the whole family, let alone a marathon flight. Then to have a delay of three hours…it’s amazing he lasted an hour into the flight and I’m sure his adult companions were exhausted from helping him get there. And stressed about the reactions of other passengers – people often don’t understand that meltdowns come from a place of fear and anxiety; they assume the child is tantruming and blame the parents. Thank you for your kind understanding and your help. You gave that little boy and… Read more »

sharing love
July 19, 2017 10:33 am

little by little we can make a difference in each others lives.
this is something I would of definitely do.

Some of these postings are
July 19, 2017 10:27 am

just about as amazing as the story itself. Schoyach & Moshiach Now!

Much Thanks
July 19, 2017 10:19 am

Such a refreshing story of love and kindness. Thanking you between tears, for this innocent child did not see color, or religion, but was comforted and calmed by someone who cared and shared the essence of who she is.

Pilgrim of Israel and Educator
July 19, 2017 10:10 am

Just went to Israel in June, difficult flight. May God be praised that this young woman offered herself as a vessel of love for this deserving child. May each of us step out on faith today to bring love to a hurting world.

July 19, 2017 9:46 am

I hope she’s a mommy because her children would be very, very blessed to have her.

July 19, 2017 8:29 am

That was so amazing. I have two grandchildren with autism and it can be very stressful at times for their mom now being a single parent. There are so many people who are not aware of how sensitive these kids. You are an amazing women and I know his parents are so grateful to have some one a stranger who care enough to reach out and help their child in the time of need.

July 19, 2017 7:48 am

Well done! Certainly out world fares much better when we are taking care of each other rather than seeking more means not to.

This could have been our family.
July 19, 2017 6:19 am

We have an autistic son who reacts the same way to over stimulation or stressful circumstances. This kind woman offered the perfect solution by making this boy feel safe. I bet those parents deal with this several times a day and sometimes a child just doesn’t always respond to them. Thank you for being part of the solution and not judging. I am sure those parents were beyond grateful.

story inspires a downtrodden yid
July 19, 2017 6:07 am

My cousin has been depressed over a personal family issue for the past several years. As I have learned from the Rebbe, one must give to others in order to move from a place of despair. I had a strong conversation with him the night before about this topic. We spoke about volunteering at a home for special needs children on shabbosim rather than being alone and feeling sorry for himself. In the morning, he (a non Lubavitcher) sent me the link to this story. The Rebbe’s messages are for all people at all times. One never knows the enormous… Read more »

Truly special
July 18, 2017 9:25 pm

Such a nice story to hear, a true kiddish Hashem! Good job! It is clear that friendship circle is the right shluchos for you!
Hatzlucha with all your endeavors!

July 18, 2017 8:00 pm

God bless her! That was awesome!

big Z Schapiro
July 18, 2017 4:45 pm

wow God Bless the Yiddin

July 18, 2017 2:50 pm

To the commenter who thought perhaps the child was unaccompanied, probably not. It would not surprise me however if his parent’s were totally overwhelmed and even exhausted at that point. Nor would it suprise me if Mrs. Groner told them to rest while she entertained and soothed the boy.
She obviously connected with him and sometimes a child like him just needs some quiet ‘alone’ time.
It’s wonderful to see good things be reported.

Cold winter
July 18, 2017 11:02 am

All we can say is baruch hamkadaish shmoy brabim

July 18, 2017 9:13 am

May God Bless her.

July 18, 2017 6:52 am

What a Kiddush Hashem!
May your actions be a zechus for you and your family!

Kol ha'kavod!
July 17, 2017 7:20 pm

Wish that all those taught by their anti-Semitic “leaders” that Jews are the cause of all their problems would see this article and understand .
Mrs. Groner, you’ve touched us all and made us so proud. May all your p’eulos be rewarded both in the areas of tzorchei tzibbur and in your personal life.

Yakov Kirschenbaum
July 17, 2017 2:56 pm


Very touching. May Hashem bless Mrs Groner…

made me cry
July 17, 2017 11:31 am

so touching

July 17, 2017 9:48 am

thank you mrs rochel g.
may hashem bless you with EVERYTHING

July 17, 2017 8:31 am

wow what a lesson for us: if we can another person, we should always try

July 16, 2017 11:51 pm

This is the type of behavior that makes chabad so special. It’s amazing, but mostly, it’s who we are

Role model for all
July 16, 2017 11:40 pm

If we are meant to be the “light ” to the other nations , then we Jews should behave exactly as shown by this kind and wise woman.

BH yashar koach!!
July 16, 2017 8:33 pm

Totally crying reading this
Such a speacial woman
She will be blessed in all areas of her life immediately with revealed good

July 16, 2017 7:07 pm

i have tears in my eyes!

July 16, 2017 5:17 pm

this was so beautiful, we all must step in when help is needed, we must care show love and compashion shalom

Rochel -
July 16, 2017 5:06 pm

Wow! What a story! May you be bentched with זרעא חיה וקיימא, and much אידיש חסיד ישע נחת!!!

Shliach to Crimea
July 16, 2017 4:57 pm

Although, nothing less is expected from any shliach, theoretically, when a shliach/shlucha steps up to the bat in actuality, all Shluchim/shluchos worlwide applaud and say “we are proud that you are our representative” and now now please step on to the pedestal where you belong for klal Yisroel to Shep nachas.

People with diverse abiltites
July 16, 2017 4:42 pm

This shlucha saw that this boy was a person before his needs. A helping hand is what we all need sometimes. Her patience is upworthy, her commitment to people with diverse abilities is commendable. http://www.ROSIESfoundation.org and the Friendship Circle know where its at!

Bemakom Sh'ein Ish..........
July 16, 2017 4:31 pm

Tov she-tihiye Ishah! Telchy me’chayil el chayil be’avodatech ha’kdoshah.

Special lady
July 16, 2017 4:07 pm

Dear Rochel,
With Viral תפילות and בקשות from the Entire Global Shluchim and Anash community.
Your Kiddush Hashem to the world is unprecedented.
HASHEM should fulfill your heart’s desire

thank you!
July 16, 2017 3:20 pm

thank you for beimg a light into the nations!! words can not express my feelings now as i read the article crying and realizing what nachas you give the rebbe wherever you are!

July 16, 2017 12:53 pm

Makes me proud to be a Jew. May she go from strength to strength.

July 16, 2017 12:19 pm

Pure jenuine missirus nefesh!! Kol hakavod!

July 16, 2017 10:19 am

You’re a true rol model!

amazing kiddush hashem
July 16, 2017 9:53 am

such a big kiddush hashem especially after ten days in Israel!!!!!!!!!!!

July 16, 2017 9:24 am

True humanity. Tear filled eyes.

Ada C
July 16, 2017 9:17 am

What a wonderful nashoma! She was able to calm an overwhelmed child with special needs who was probably frightened traveling .

July 16, 2017 8:53 am

Beyond Awesome. What a beautiful person. Tears.

Mike W.
July 16, 2017 8:40 am

Amazing kidush Hashem!

Dugma Chaya
July 16, 2017 8:27 am

Mrs. Groner reached out to care for another human being with love , honor and respect. Imagining a world where we all did that even if we don’t know someone and have a part of ourselves that we can share. A beautiful story and example for all to follow.

July 16, 2017 8:22 am

who in the world is this heroine?
Rochel Groner yes but what is her maiden name?and can we see her face?
i’m just blown away. in tears from this.

member of Mayanot Shul, Jerusalem
July 16, 2017 8:12 am

Typical of Chabbad. So precious!! Such kindness!!! Mrs. Miryam Elkins

What a special person
July 16, 2017 7:45 am

So special. Such a wonderful lady. I am so proud to be Jewish. Kol Hakovod.

beautiful kiddush Hashem
July 16, 2017 6:40 am

Thank you COL for posting this article. 🙂

Rabbi Doctor Novak
July 16, 2017 4:34 am

Divine Intervention

July 16, 2017 4:15 am

We have an Autistic son, he is very bright and aware, but we would never allow him to fly unaccompanied.

This is very Sprecial
July 16, 2017 2:22 am

Thank you Rochel Groner.

So special
July 16, 2017 2:20 am

What a wonderful helping hand. Kol Hakavod.

July 16, 2017 1:24 am

Gracias Tzadek Gracias Rebe gracias Hashem

July 16, 2017 12:17 am

Wwow, that is beautiful. Kol Hakovod!

I wonder which airline that they were on?
July 15, 2017 11:52 pm

Very special lady, true act of chesed. Definitely helping to bring Moshiach!

Nice work
July 15, 2017 11:37 pm

We all can learn from this because everyday all around each of us everyone is crying for someone to hold out a hand of friendship … Everywhere at all times.

So so special
July 15, 2017 11:35 pm

This is amazing.

On a side note, was the child not accompanied on-board by an adult? If there was an overwhelmed mom I would get that, but the article doesn’t mentioned that

July 15, 2017 11:27 pm

So special!

July 15, 2017 11:20 pm

Mrs Groner, you are truly a special person.

Kol Hacavod!
July 15, 2017 11:18 pm

What a mitzvah! A wonderful Kiddush hashme!

So mooving
July 15, 2017 11:18 pm

Something special

July 15, 2017 11:06 pm

So beautiful. Kol hakovod

Maybe FC should teach
July 15, 2017 10:58 pm

Maybe Friendship Circle should offer a course to teach all flight attendants how to deal with special needs people on their flights.

July 15, 2017 10:06 pm

This was such a heartwarming scene, I literally have tears in my eyes!

wow, blown away!
July 15, 2017 9:54 pm

this is such a special and touching read! thank you for sharing this story. notonly is it a kiddush Hashem its something that we can all learn from! kol hakavod for giving what you know how to give!

July 15, 2017 9:52 pm

BS”D Jews, especially the Schluchim/cha are a light to the Nations, they as does the Rebbe cares for everyone, is there one job description a Scliach/Schlucha does not fulfill

Amazing Kiddush Hashem!!!
July 15, 2017 9:51 pm

Wow!! WOW!!! You are a great inspiration!!

kol hakavod
July 15, 2017 9:32 pm

i hope the little boy is ok

July 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Amazing kidush Hashem! I as a yid is so proud!

amazing kiddush hashem
July 15, 2017 9:01 pm

wow kol hakavod

July 15, 2017 8:50 pm

What an inspirataion!

במקום שאין איש השתדל להיות איש
July 15, 2017 7:53 pm

A kiddush Hashem!
And, this brings honor to the rebbes name, and Chabad in general.

Thank you very much for sharing.

July 15, 2017 6:07 pm

What a kiddush hashem!

July 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Not only on shlichus where ever she is but also after a long 10 days on birthright in eretz israel (I would know I’m on my trip now) she helps people who need help.
כל הכבוד.

Such a beautiful kiddish hashem
July 15, 2017 1:20 pm
July 15, 2017 6:03 am

Kiddush Hashem and Lubavitch

July 15, 2017 5:13 am

Kiddush Hashem!