Airport delays can be wildly stressful situations. Travel in general is stressful as plans are made that are dictated by a specific timeline, and when those timelines are disrupted, people tend to lose their minds.
But there are the occasional instances where humanity puts a little faith back in your step. Take what happened this Monday at Toronto's Pearson Airport. A flight out to Newfoundland and Labrador was delayed, and instead of getting into a tizzy over it, two men, Sean Sullivan and Sheldon Thornhill pulled out their instruments, a guitar and an accordion. They started a small jam session, to which a number of other travelers joined in.
What could have been a wildly stressful time spent sitting in an airport with absolutely nothing to do, turned into what is lovingly referred to on the east-coast of Canada, as a "kitchen party."
For those of you that don't know, Newfoundland and Labrador is an island province in north-western Canada, and inclement weather was likely the cause for the delayed flight. But "Newfies" as they are commonly called always find the bright spots in otherwise undesirable situations. That, and they love their traditional folk music.
Not only did Sullivan and Thornhill get a singalong going, but people began dancing and interacting with the complete strangers around them. Check out the video of the experience, and if you get caught in massive travel delays over the Christmas season, hopefully you get to enjoy this...
instead of this...
Share this if you wish that more unavoidable travel delays ended up like this instead of anger and aggression.