Flying is, no doubt, a stressful experience. Ticket prices are always high, security lines are long, and trying to soothe a crying baby on a flight can be near impossible. But for one man trying to check in, trying to get on his plane turned into a nightmare. That's when an angel stepped in.
A bystander who overheard the full exchange posted the story on the feel-good Facebook group, Love What Matters, and when you hear what happens, you can't help but smile.
"A gentleman was checking in for his flight when the agent asked how old his daughter was. He said she had recently turned two. The agent then asked if she had a ticket." And this is when his problems started.
"The man was confused because he was under the impression she could ride for free. When he booked the ticket, she was one but her birthday was in January."
When the agent told him he would have to purchase another ticket for his daughter, he was, understandably, distressed.
"He was hit with emotion. He mentioned he couldn't afford to rebook this flight or get her the ticket with such short notice. He stepped aside and tried to make a few calls. Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken."
Another guest who was at the counter behind him walked over to him and asked what happened. The two talked for a bit and then made their way back to the counter together.
"She pointed back at his daughter and said, 'I wanna buy her ticket.'"
"The agent said 'You know how much this ticket costs right?' The woman responded '$700 something?''$749' the agent said.
"The woman said 'That's fine' and pulled out her credit card...The agent kept talking about her goosebumps while the man hugged the woman and asked for her name to repay her. The woman just kept saying, 'Don't worry about it.' She knew she wanted to help that man and his daughter no matter what the cost."
But the most telling thing about the woman was a comment someone left on the post.
"I won't share who this lady is. But I do know her. I asked her once what I could do each day to be successful. Her respond surprised me. She said each day have reflection time, make a list and don't leave your desk before the 10 most important things are done, and always give gratitude daily. I know her family kids and grandkids get together frequently to discuss how they can use the abundance and blessings they get to serve and give back to others. She is an inspiration every time I see her and is constantly giving freely. She is so full of love for everyone and does what is needed without being asked."
What an amazing woman!
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