Passengers at PBIA react to Nice terror attack, say they won't let fear cripple them

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 18:10:06-04

When it comes to the airport, It's always hard to say goodbye.

"I'm just dropping off my granddaughter, she's going to Hartford, Connecticut," says Barbara Robotti.

Matt Fendrich was also sending off a loved one Friday at PBIA.

"She's going to be at a big lacrosse tournament," he says.

However, in times like this, after yet another terrorist attack, it's even more difficult to let go.

"There's going to be thousands of people there, obviously these people are attacking areas where there's thousands of people," Fendrich says.

France was at the top of everyone's mind.

Terror experts say the game is changing, with attackers lately going after so called 'soft targets'.

They are ditching airplanes and government buildings for malls, clubs, and fireworks celebrations.

"I guess it's the times we live in, but I don't like to accept it," Robotti says. "But we have to deal with it."

Robotti, watching her granddaughter fly Friday, will be traveling to Europe this summer.

"I'm going to enjoy it, I'm not going to let these people stop me from enjoying life and doing things," she says.

Her grandaughter Rebecca Hopkins shared that sentiment.

"Others...they hide out in fear," Rebecca says. "I don't know...that's not a way to live," she says.

As for Matt, despite his concern for his daugther, he says the show must go on.

"You still gotta live your life. We have a great country. Everyone is going to do everyting they can to make sure everything goes well." 

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