Certain things are unfortunately common in airport travel: Delayed flights, missed connections, long waits, and upset passengers. Well, here's a not-so-common tale of hope that came from all of that--and the uplifting story will touch your heart.
It started when the Short family of Phoenix, AZ flew to Minneapolis on their way to Tennessee, where they were heading to bury their father, Jay Short, who had just died of lung cancer. Short was to be buried near his family in Bolivar, Tennessee--and so his wife of 32 years, Marcia, and their three children were traveling to be there to say goodbye. Only problem? Their first flight was delayed--so they arrived at Minneapolis St. Paul airport with only minutes to reach their next plane.
When they arrived at the gate, their plane was already taxiing toward the runway for takeoff--but the pilot happened to look out his window and see Short's son, Rick, who was screaming through the glass, waving his arms frantically while his mom and sisters stood by crying. Clearly, the travelers were in great distress.
And when the pilot saw the anguished travelers--and learned from the airline crew that the family was in danger of missing their father's funeral if they didn't make the flight--he did something SO amazing. Just watch.