- “More than a friend, Kit. More like a guardian angel.”
Joe Magee is an old pilot from the TV show TaleSpin.
Magee helps Baloo land because he is not able to fly due to his amnesia. Magee teaches Baloo how to fly again and what the true meaning of flying is. When Baloo regains his confidence, Joe suggests he get on his way home alone, but Baloo is too scared to go without him.
When Baloo fakes that he is sick, Joe pretends to fall off a ladder and break his leg. Baloo, fearing his friend is hurt, flies out to town to get a doctor. But when he returns, Magee is gone and the airfield looks abandoned.
The doctor tells him Magee's story and explains he had a cane because he broke his leg in the army and then built the flight school. People considered him one of the best and some considered him the complete best. Finally, the doctor explains that Magee had passed away two decades ago.
After this explanation, Baloo comes to realize this was a hallucination or more hinted toward, a "guardian angel."