In a flight from Orlando to Worcester, Massachusetts, Michele and Steven Burt brought their 3-year-old French Bulldog along with them. Their Frenchie, Darcy, sat in a pet carrier underneath the seat in front of them.
During the flight, they pulled Darcy out of her carrier to check on her. They noticed that her gums and tongue were turning blue, a sign that she was not receiving enough oxygen.
Flight Attendants to the Rescue
Two flight attendants, Renaud Spencer and Diane Asher, came to the rescue! Just their luck, Renaud relayed that he also had a Frenchie at home named Penelope. The two flight attendants brought water, ice, and an oxygen mask.
Thankfully, the oxygen mask fit Darcy well.
Michele told 7News Boston, “It actually fit her face really well because she’s got a round face. You couldn’t help but notice the change in her eyes. I know it’s not a child or a person but she is a family member. I just felt very grateful.”
Soon enough, Darcy seemed more alert and even alluded that she wanted the mask off of her. She was saved!
In a Facebook post praising the flight attendants’ heroism, Michele states, “It may have been only a ‘dog’ to some, not a major disaster certainly, but a family member to us. Goodness and kindness along with the ability to assess a medical crisis, albeit a canine in crisis saved the day.”
Michele further explained that the young boy behind them on the flight was able to witness firsthand the act of kindness and helpfulness the two attendants showed.
After this life-saving event, JetBlue said in a statement: “We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs. We’re thankful for our crew’s quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester.”
It’s wonderfully heartwarming to know that there is help when you need it. We hope this story inspires you, too. Be sure to share with your loved ones to spread the love!