Delta passengers witness heroic act by Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow Helps Delta Passenger During Medical Emergency
Tim Tebow Helps Delta Passenger During Medical Emergency

Several Delta Air Lines customers are saluting former football player and SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow along with the Delta crew after they witnessed them running to another passenger's aid in the middle of a flight.

This is just a week after Tebow visited his former teammate who was wounded in the Orlando shootings.

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Richard Gotti told the story on his Facebook page. He was traveling from Atlanta to Phoenix when a man began having obvious heart problems.

"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," Gotti said on Facebook.

A flight attendant also said they witnessed Tebow leave his first class seat to run to the aid of the concerned passenger.

Another woman captured a photo of Tebow assessing the situation and posted it to Instagram:

A Delta spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they were happy to hear their flight crew also acted in such a timely manner.

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"We can't say enough about the Delta professionals who care for our customers every day and we are grateful to our customers who are so often quick to extend kindness and care to one another," Brian Kruse said.

The ill passenger received medical attention upon arrival in Phoenix. According to PEOPLE, he was then transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

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