Woman Buys Toddler a Plane Ticket in Amazing Act of Kindness
While we specialize in making travel a more enjoyable experience by using points and miles, flying itself can often be an exhausting and frustrating experience, whether you're dealing with long security lines or confusing rules and regulations. According to a recent a recent Facebook post, one man suddenly found himself in a sticky situation when he went to check in for a flight with his two-year-old daughter — but was saved by a Good Samaritan who noticed what was happening.
The man, who had booked his ticket when his daughter was only one year old and therefore allowed to fly for free, was asked by the gate agent how old his daughter was. When he replied that she had just turned two, the agent informed him that his daughter was now old enough to need her own ticket to travel. The Facebook post describes the man as being "heartbroken," as he was unable to pay for a ticket for his daughter and couldn't afford to change his own ticket either.
Luckily, one woman, who is rightfully being praised across the internet, overheard the whole thing and after a short talk with the man, approached the gate agent, saying she would pay for the young girl's ticket instead. After the gate agent informed her that it would cost $749, the internet's new hero was unfazed. The man hugged her, expressing his gratitude and asking for her address so he could pay her back — she told him not to worry about it.
Last-minute fares are known to be incredibly high and in cases like this, one would hope that the airline — which isn't named — would give some leeway to an emotional father trying to travel with his young daughter, who'd just turned two in January. If nothing else, hopefully such acts of kindness can inspire others to do the same — and maybe one day airlines will catch on as well.