A flight attendant has won the hearts of people around the world after he was photographed feeding an elderly passenger on a Thai Airways flight.
The photo, captured by a fellow traveller on a flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur last week, has gone viral on the internet.
Passengers who witnessed the moment were moved by the flight attendant’s kind gesture and heaped praise on him for helping the man, who was unable to feed himself.
The Thai Airways flight attendant fed an elderly passenger on a flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur
Thomas Lim, who snapped the photo and shared it on Facebook, wrote online that he was touched by the act.
He added: ‘Very good to see kindness like this. His kindness should be applauded and praised.’
Lim, a passenger on flight TG417, took the photo last Thursday from his seat on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
A Thai Airways spokesperson said the employee in the photo was the flight’s purser, or chief flight attendant.
The spokesperson added: ‘The comfort and well-being of our passengers is always our first priority at Thai Airways.
‘We pride ourselves on our reputation as one of the world’s leading airlines when it comes to customer service, but it is clear that our colleague went the extra mile on this occasion.’
In December, a Hainan Airlines flight attendant was photographed feeding a disabled passenger on a flight
In a similar incident last December, Hainan Airlines flight attendant Fan Xuesong knelt down and fed a 71-year-old man, who had recently suffered a stroke and was unable to grip a spoon.
Photos of the moment, which occurred on a flight from Zhengzhou to Hainan in south China, moved millions in China.
Fan later told reporters: ‘When I started to feed him dinner, the old man suddenly began to cry.’
The man, identified only as a retired professor named Mr Niu, was left partially paralysed and wheelchair bound after the stroke.