Human trafficking is one of the most serious and grave offenses any one could commit. This is where trading is not consist of goods but human beings. It may be because of forced labor, s****l slavery and more.
What would you do if a child in front of you is being trafficked?
The Hero Flight Attendant’s’ Story
Shelia Fedrick, a flight attendant who saved a young girl from human trafficking.
While on the aircraft, Shelia noticed something odd about a pair of passengers. The pair was composed of an old man dressed properly and a young girl who was clearly not dressed very well. This made sheila suspicious. To confirm her suspicions, she wanted to have an eye contact with the young girl and maybe somehow reach out to her.
However, it seemed that the young girl didn’t want to make the eye contact because of the man she was with.
As a flight attendant ,they are trained for any situation; she immediately thought of a way as to how to communicate with the young girl. She reached out through her pocket and found that she had a pencil and paper to communicate with.
Setting everything into place was a great factor. From which lavatory to use, not let others to use it and encourage the young girl to go to the lavatory.
As the man and the young girl went to the lavatory area, Shelia was about to execute the plan. She suggested the bathroom of the staff wherein she initially placed the pencil and paper. As the young girl was inside the lavatory, the man and Shelia was both waiting outside. The moment the young girl went out and they got back to their seats, Shelia immediately rushed inside the lavatory and saw the message ‘I Need Help”
Shelia immediately called the attention of the Captain to request for authorities and explained the situation.
Upon landing, they announced “Please keep your seats, the authorities have to come on and take care of a little matter and we’ll be with you in just a moment” as to not alarm the other passengers. Authorities went on board and caught the man.
In any situation we must be alert and aware of our surroundings. You could be the next hero everywhere you may be.
Sources: Good Morning Britain / Youtube Video