Airport Worker Hailed A Hero For Aiding Victims Of Brussels Attack
When tragedies like the terror attacks in Brussels occur, it's difficult not to feel as though humanity has lost itself. How can people inflict such violence and pain on others?
But, even in the midst of such horror, there is always hope -- and it comes from the courageous acts of people.
To borrow from Mr. Rogers, he once said,
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'
An airport worker known as Alphonse Youla is one of these "helpers," and he's being hailed a hero for his selfless efforts to help others after explosions at the Brussels airport.
According to the The Wall Street Journal, Alphonse works with baggage and security for flights headed to Africa.
After hearing several loud bangs, one of which he believed was a gunshot, Alphonse aided wounded people and carried them to nearby elevators for safety.
His yellow-green work pants were covered with blood as a result of his efforts.
Speaking on the terrifying events, Alphonse said,
I saw people lying on the ground with a lot of blood who weren't moving anymore.
It's hard to say what any of us would do in such a situation, but Alphonse saw people suffering and obviously felt compelled to act.
People like Alphonse remind us all the world isn't a completely lost cause, even as some seek to plunge it into darkness.