If you’re in a bind and you need some help, who you gonna call? Anderson Varejao!
Or at least in this story as a couple of Brazilian tourists stranded at a Cleveland airport got some assistance from the Cavaliers big man.
Here’s how the story starts, a woman and her disabled son were trying to get to Miami, Florida from Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport and due to a language barrier, they were having issue conversing with the American Airlines help desk.
That’s when Andy came into help:
According to a source close to the family, neither person spoke English and they were left stranded at the airport after their connecting flight to Miami had been canceled.
Eventually, they found a person who offered to help translate Portuguese to English at the American Airlines desk in order to get them onto another flight.
This person turned out to be Anderson Varejao, who also helped the pair of travelers get into a Miami hotel where they eventually stayed overnight before catching the second leg of their flight home to Brazil the following day.
After the fine folks over at Stepien Rules got in touch with the woman’s family via Facebook, she explained that she had no idea who the Cavs big man was:
“She didn’t know his name. She only knew that he was a tall guy, with funny hair who plays basketball. She asked me to thank this guy for his patience and generosity! Well, this guy turned out to be Anderson Varejao!! Man you are awesome! Thank you so much for helping them!”
As far as how helpful Varejao truly was, he added the following for context.
“You have no idea how helpful he was. Imagine my mom who don’t speak English and my brother who is mentally challenged totally lost at the airport. And this guy comes and helped them to find a new flight to MIA.
Anderson Varejao helps couple at airport [Stepien Rules]
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