Retiring American Airlines Pilot Hands Over His Wings To Toddler With Down Syndrome

An American Airlines retiring pilot hung up his boots in style after completing 35 years in service. He was seen handing over his wings to a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome.


Captain Joe Weis gave his wings to Ki Klitenick, 2, of Ocala, on the tarmac at the Miami International Airport.


He put the wings on the boy’s shirt in the cockpit after completing a flight from Madrid.


Little Klitenick was all stoked about it, but he must have had no idea of how great an honor was bestowed upon him by Captain Weis.

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