When it comes to pushing boundaries and defying limitations, Georgia Knoll is an expert.
The 25-year-old woman with Down syndrome and a heart of gold consistently proves people with special needs are capable of so much more than others think. She’s dabbled in modeling and runway work, and even captured the public’s hearts after sneaking into the background of a live news report in Australia.
Now Georgia is back in the spotlight after fulfilling one of her biggest dreams. She became an online star again in November after a video of her demonstrating the moves of a flight attendant went viral on Facebook. It caught the attention of Jetstar Airways, who recently invited her to be part of their cabin crew!
Accompanied by her mother Debra, Georgia met Jetstar staffers at the airport. Naturally, she was excited beyond words for her day in the sky as a flight attendant. She got a uniform and her very own set of wings.
During the flight from Brisbane to Mackay, Georgia greeted passengers and helped with a safety demonstration.
She had a blast but also took her job very seriously, meeting all her passengers’ needs and making sure they were comfortable.
“Part of my passion being a flight attendant is making people happy,” Georgia said. And she certainly achieved just that, according to everyone onboard.
“Georgia is so full of life and is great with our customers, she was such a fantastic addition to our team and we all felt so lucky to have her spend the day with us,” crew manager Nicky said.
The feeling was mutual for Georgia, who will always look back on her experience very fondly.
“Everyone was so warm and welcoming. This is definitely an unforgettable experience,” Georgia’s sister, Kathryn, wrote on Facebook. “It’s a wonderful way to prove that our friends who have disabilities are just as capable as those who don’t. Georgia is all about promoting love and acceptance, and has always enjoyed being a ambassador for people who have disabilities.”
After the airline uploaded footage from that day to Facebook, many have suggested they bring her on permanently. We have to agree.
This young woman is such an inspiration with her infectious smile and kind soul. Whatever she chooses to do in the future, we know she’ll be making others happy.
Learn more about how Georgia rocked her job in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
Georgia has Down Syndrome and has always dreamed of being a member of a cabin crew.When our crew heard about Georgia’s wish via a video posted to our Facebook page, they wanted to make it come true.Watch what happened next…
Posted by Jetstar Australia on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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