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A man named Richard Gotti took to Facebook to share a pretty enlightening plane ride. In the middle of the flight, an old dude passed out from an apparent heart attack. As passengers and crew struggled to revive him, one man descended down the aisle like Jesus, the light from the windows probably illuminating the air behind him to create a halo. It was Tim motherfucking Tebow.
Tebow kneeled and prayed with the family of the old man. Then, just as the plane touched down in Phoenix, the man miraculously regained a pulse.
According to Deadspin, the post’s authenticity has been confirmed by a reporter for ABC. Here’s the full post:
I have to share this story! I was traveling on Delta Airlines Flight Number 1772 from Atlanta, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona when there was a medical emergency on board. An older gentleman began having what appeared to be heart problems, and he went unconscious. I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour! Whether it was chest compressions, starting an IV, helping breathe life into this man, or praying everyone helped! I listened to shock after shock from the AED machine and still no pulse. No one gave up. I observed people praying and lifting this man up to the Lord in a way that I’ve never seen before. The crew of Delta Airlines were amazing. They acted in a fast and professional manner! Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation. The plane landed in Phoenix and that was the first time they got a pulse back! Please share this with your friends! Pray for this man and his family, and also thank God that we still have people of faith who in times of difficulty look to the Lord!
Just a feel-good, uplifting story. Especially for me. I had Tebow in our office’s Second-Coming Betting Pool. Jared had Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Dan had Bill Gates. Harry had Donald Trump. And Kanye West had himself. Now it looks like I’ll be walking away with the pot.
Was it Tebow who saved this man through the power of prayer? Or was the man saved by the many people performing chest compressions and breathing air into his lungs whose heroic actions will undoubtedly be overshadowed by Tebow’s celebrity? I mean, how bad would it suck to be the people who actually saved this man? A news report followed by a viral video followed by a month-long talk show circuit — all taken away because Tebow happened to be praying on the sidelines while they did work. Not to knock Tebow. I mean, comforting the family is noble and stuff. But I’d be pissed if my thunder got stolen. I know that’s a shitty thing to admit, but I would be..
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