WATCH: Teen with Down Syndrome Gets to Spend the Day Working for Southwest Airlines at Tulsa International Airport
Let's hear it for Averie Hight.
Recently, one Tulsa teenager had the chance to check a special dream off of her list: Work as a flight attendant with Southwest Airlines.
As Tulsa's News on 6 reports, Averie Hight, a Charles Page High School graduate with down syndrome was able to spend a day working for Southwest Airlines. Throughout the day, Hight helped with checking baggage, welcoming passengers to the boarding gate, and even spending time with the pilot in the cockpit.
"There's opportunities there if we just open up our eyes and give these students the opportunity to go out and have a fulfilled life," Richard Hight, Averie's father and a frequent Southwest Airlines flier, told News on 6.
"We're just trying to break the label," Richard Hight noted. "Don't say that she can't do it or anything—we'll find a way." Watch the full clip below.
Well, what an absolutely heartwarming story to get a chance to hear about, ladies and gentlemen. Congratulations on a job well done, Averie!