With all the turmoil going on in the country it’s great to see Good Samaritans still exist. This happened at an Omaha, Nebraska airport after a confused dad didn’t realize his 2-year-old needed a plane ticket.
The dad walked up to the ticket counter with his daughter in his arms. The agent asked how old she was. “She just turned two,” he replied, and the agent asked to see her ticket. He thought his daughter would be able to fly for free but found out she was over the age limit by just two months.
“He was hit with emotion. He mentioned he couldn’t afford to rebook this flight or get her the ticket with such short notice,” a fellow flier, Kevin Leslie, explained in a post that has since gone viral with more than 45,500 shares on the Facebook page of blogging site “Love What Matters.” “He stepped aside and tried to make a few calls. Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken.”
A fellow passenger saw the entire ordeal and stepped in to help. She offered to buy the ticket for the toddler. The ticket agent explained it would be over $700 and she didn’t even flinch.
Without hesitation, the woman pulled out her credit card and paid for the ticket.
The man was overwhelmed with joy and hugged the woman, repeatedly asking for her name so he could pay her back. But the woman refused, and said, “Don’t worry about it,” before walking away.
Both Leslie and the young father had no idea who the woman was — until Leslie posted about the woman’s act of kindness on Facebook. Within hours, people identified her as Debbie Bolton, the co-founder and global chief sales officer at Norwex.
Thank you, Debbie Bolton. The world needed a reminder that good still exists.
And to the dad…seriously dude. Do your homework.
[via CBS News]