Minister of Social Affairs Dr. Yusuf Al-Othaimin

Saudi Social Affairs Minister Dr. Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Othaimin, in a beautifully human gesture, gave up his  first class seat on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane for a Bahraini passenger with special needs.

According to reports by local media, the incident happened last week when the minister was on an official visit to Bahrain.

The Bahraini passenger with special needs was accompanied by her escort. After watching her struggle with the seat in economy class, the minister offered to give up his first class seat. The passenger expressed deep thanks and gratitude for this great gesture of humanity on the part of the minister.