On what has been a dark day for the city of Brussels, one story has emerged that demonstrates the strength of human spirit.
A man who was working at the airport disregarded concerns for his own safety so that he could help others.
According to the BBC’s Gavin Lee, Alphonse Youla was working near the check in desks wrapping baggage when he heard the bomb blasts.
Rather than head for the nearest exit Alphonse started attending to the wounded, carrying seven people out of harm’s way.
— Gavin Lee (@GavinLeeBBC) March 22, 2016
Alphonse told the Wall Street Journal:
I saw people lying on the ground with a lot of blood who weren’t moving anymore.
Alphonse then added that he carried people to elevators to get them away from the scene.
He has since been hailed on social media.
People like Alphonse make the world beautiful.https://t.co/F80a90Kh9s
— Ben Phillips (@benphillips76) March 22, 2016
As reported by Mashable Alphonse is not the only man to make a difference today. It was reported that numerous residents have been offering shelter to anyone affected.
It is precisely this kind of solidarity and compassion that is required for humanity to prevail over terror.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.