WATCH a Teen Get an Awesome Lesson in Manners on an Airplane [VIDEO]
He Cut in Line, and His Coach Saw an Opportunity
In the grand scheme of things, this is probably one of the least offensive offenses you'll read about a teen perpetrating, but you're also likely to love his coaches' idea of a very public teaching moment for the rude kid.
A high school lacrosse player and his teammates were headed off on a Southwest Airlines flight when airline employees announced that certain customers could begin boarding.
The teen in the video was not among those invited to board early, but he snuck into the line and did so anyway, and his coaches saw the whole thing unfold.
So, along with the cooperation of the Southwest flight attendants, the coaches wrote an apology speech for the player and made him stand up in front of the entire plane load of passengers and read it, over the plane's PA system.
Humiliating? A little, but it's also clear that the "young man who thinks I am smarter than I am," as his speech pointed out, got the lesson that he's not more important than anyone else on the flight.
"During the boarding process, I took advantage of this airline's kindness," the Texas teen said. "I hope you will all find it in your hearts to forgive me, for I am just a young man that thinks I'm smarter than I am. Enjoy your flight, and remember to fly Southwest, because they let my coach do this for me."
Watch the video of the apology below, followed by an ABC interview with Breedlove: