Show of respect for pilot is an example to follow

The front-page pictures and captions of retiring United Airlines Capt. Bob Johnson (Aug. 27) were very heartwarming.

While traveling to Japan, I’ve noticed that the ground crew always stands and bows when a plane is departing the airport. This show of respect is what’s lacking in our culture, and it’s nice to see that the United employees on Maui proved otherwise.

Let’s see more of that kind of behavior in the future. Our world can certainly benefit from people respecting and being nice to one another.

Merie-Ellen “Muffy” Gushi

Wailuku