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Tim Tebow Comforts Family When Man Has Apparent Heart Attack on Plane

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    Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. While on a flight to Phoenix Tebow and other passengers rushed to aid a sick passenger.

    When a man suffered an apparent heart attack on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, Tim Tebow emerged from the first-class section and helped comfort his family.

    Erik Dellenbach, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation, told the Florida Times-Union that the former NFL quarterback prayed with the family and other passengers after the medical emergency on the Sunday night flight.

    "I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour!" wrote Richard V. Gotti in a post that has gone viral. "Whether it was chest compressions, starting an IV, helping breathe life into this man, or praying everyone helped!"

    After the plane landed in Phoenix, Dellenbach says Tebow used a car that had been waiting for him to carry the man's family to the hospital where he'd been taken.

    A Delta spokesman confirmed to NBC News that a medical emergency had been declared on the flight.

    "We can't say enough about the Delta professionals who care for our customers every day and we are grateful to our customers who are so often quick to extend kindness and care to one another," the spokesman said.

    It's not the first time Tebow has been in the news lately. After the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting, he left a trip to the Bahamas to visit a former high school teammate who was injured in the attack.