An Indian man finally fulfilled his dream of becoming a pilot – and he celebrated the accomplishment by giving his elders the experience of a lifetime.
Vikas Jyani recently arranged air travel for all of the men and women of his village between the ages of 70 and 90.
For many of the 22 seniors who took Jyani up on his offer, it was their first time flying.
The village residents of Sarangpur in Adampur, India always believed that Jyani would achieve his dream of being a pilot, but they were deeply moved by how he kept his promise to give them the gift of flight.
One 90-year-old who had never been on a plane before told the Times of India: “Many people make promises to the elderly, but [Jyani] kept his word.”
Jyani flew the group from New Delhi to Amritsar where they visited the Golden Temple and the hallowed Jallianwala Bagh.
“He fulfilled his dream and that’s the most important thing for me,” the pilot’s father told the Times. “All youth should follow Vikas’s example and we should all respect our elders.”
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