Pilot retiring after 35 years gives his wings to Central Florida toddler with Down syndrome

An American Airlines pilot, who retired after 35 years, gave his wings to a child with Down syndrome. (Joe Weis)

An American Airlines pilot, retiring after decades on the job, decided to give his wings to a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome.

Captain Joe Weis gave the special gift to Ki Klitenick, 2, of Ocala, on the tarmac at the Miami International Airport on October 2.

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Weis pinned the wings on the boy's shirt in the cockpit after a flight from Madrid.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the boy's mother said he's been talking nonstop about his gift and his new friend, Capt. Joe.