A shameless passenger told a family that their autistic girl should not be allowed to fly – and the child’s protective 10-year-old brother had an incredible protective response.
Kai Smith, from Ware, was travelling to Disneyland Paris with mum Michelle and 5 year old sister Sienna during the February half term .
After the flight had landed a lady sitting in front of the family turned to Michelle and said they should never fly again. The mum claims the woman said the disabled child (referring to Sienna) would disturb the flight for other passengers, the Hertfordshire Mercury reports.
But Kai responded by saying his sister should not be singled out because of her disability and asked the passenger, “Could you imagine if I discriminated against you just because you’re different?”
Since the incident Kai has been inspired to support Sienna even further by organising a large-scale bike ride after hearing his sister’s school needed a new bus, what an amazing kind young man.
As well as autism, Sienna has a condition called idic15, meaning that she has an extra chromosome. This can cause delays in language development and motor skills.
Kai said his sister is ‘very important’ to him.
Mum Michelle Husband, 39, said: “I am off the scale proud of what a wonderful brother he is.
“He has always been there for her (Sienna) and is never negative towards her.”
Mums advice think this young man is an inspiration to us all.
Always stand up for others!!!!!