And now for some good news involving airline passengers: Grammy-winning musician Kenny G staged an impromptu, in-flight concert to raise money for charity.
On Saturday morning, as reported by local news station WFLA, Kenny G was en route from Tampa, Florida, to Los Angeles when the passenger seated next to him explained that she started raising money for Relay for Life, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, after she lost her daughter to brain cancer.
In response, Kenny G agreed to perform in the airplane’s aisles — if fellow passengers would agree to help raise $1,000 in donations for the fundraiser. In the end, impressed and soothed passengers more than doubled the goal, with Kenny G handing over $2,000 for the charity.
“It was a super fun experience,” he said in an email to EW. “And what’s really amazing is it shows how music can touch so many people unexpectedly. The thing that is missing in our society is people really connecting with one another, person to person, and not always with social media. I must commend the in-flight service personnel at Delta airlines for creating the atmosphere for such a well-needed moment for us all.”
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