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Former President Carter shakes hands of every Delta passenger on flight

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At age 92, former President Jimmy Carter is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

On Thursday (June 8, 2017), Carter was spotted on a Delta flight from Washington, DC, to Atlanta, and took time to shake the hands of every passenger on the flight.

“I was definitely shocked,” said James Parker Sheffield, who shot the video. “Who expects a president to be on their commercial flight, let alone making an effort to greet every passenger? Everyone seemed genuinely excited and the overall sentiment was that it was really nice to have that kind of moment where Party or politics didn’t matter.”

“He didn’t say much, because he was also trying to be mindful of the flight needing to leave, but that smile said everything for him. He was very authentic in his interaction with each individual,” said Sheffield.

Earlier in the week, Carter, the nation’s 39th president, was honored with the Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Carter also attended Georgia music legend Gregg Allman’s funeral last weekend.

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