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9-11 Response - Gander NL The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 showed the dark side of humanity. In contrast, what occurred in Gander, Newfoundland highlighted the finest qualities of humanity. As this NBC clip shows, when the reality of the attacks set in, nearly 40 international and domestic flights scheduled to land in the northeastern U.S. were instead diverted to Gander Airport. For the 10,000 residents of Gander, taking care of "the plane people" suddenly became a collective community project for the next two days. The generosity of the locals left a lasting and overwhelmingly positive impression on the stranded travelers.
Tags: Canada  9/11  Gander  humanity 
Added: 5th July 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2013-07-13 
There is a large contingent of Newfoundlanders in my community. I can say without reservation that Newfoundlanders are among the friendliest, most generous people I've ever encountered. This story just reinforces that very positive stereotype.
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