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Atlantic City Airport the Scene of Latest Airline Pizza Party

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 06, 2015

Atlantic City Airport the Scene of Latest Airline Pizza Party

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Like a tandem of teenage mutant ninja turtles, a couple of New Jersey state troopers recently harnessed the power of pizza and saved the day.

NBC New York’s Brian Thompson (h/t The Huffington Post) reports two troopers went above and beyond for travelers who suffered the frustration that is a canceled flight.

Thompson states this all occurred on Sunday at Atlantic City International Airport when a canceled flight meant a reported 100 passengers had to mill about with nary a respite in the form of food outside the cookies provided by the airline.

The report cites Samantha Metallo who was happy to recount the deed on Facebook—although the link to her account is now deactivated.

Thompson managed to save some quotes from the page: “Meanwhile Trooper Adotta and Trooper Mercurio stepped up! Without hesitation, the two gentlemen ordered and paid for 15 pizzas to feed the stranded passengers.”

Metallo reportedly continued by saying the two officers did not want any recognition for the kind act. But NBC New York did get a confirmation of sorts from New Jersey State Trooper Fraternal Association President Chris Burgos who states to the publication that officers did buy pizza and offered that he was “very proud of what they did.”

And this is no small feat, because suddenly a large group of exhausted travelers who were previously fuming with anger were transported to a magical place that now contained pizza.

We have to reiterate that pizza, along with waving bears, makes everything better. And, thankfully, carries with it an inherent ability to cure all ills.

Previously we reported on Delta solving a similar set of circumstances with a pizza party for delayed travelers.

So let this be a lesson to all airlines and airports. We understand that delays and cancellations will happen. But we can stomach them a lot better with pizza, and lots of it.

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