Let’s face it: life may be stressful. But it’s lovely to be able to find small ways to help others throughout the day, simply out of the goodness of your heart.
Most of us, no matter where we are in life, face many of the same problems and challenges. Things like going grocery shopping, going to work every day, or getting through the airport when we need to travel. Even once we clear customs and board the plane, the journey itself is rarely comfortable—especially if you’re a woman with a newborn.
Fortunately, friendly strangers can make situations like this simpler.
One man ended up making the mother’s day after spotting her with her infant at the airport. He could have sat back and done nothing, but he opted to do a selfless act.
The story began when Kelsey Zwick was supposed to fly with her 11-month-old baby on American Airlines.
The flight took around two and a half hours from Orlando, Florida to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Traveling with a kid so early is stressful enough, but Zwick’s trip was made even more difficult since she was carrying a large diaper bag and an oxygen machine for her prematurely delivered baby.
As it turned out, a random act of generosity was going to make their travel a lot easier!
After Zwick had settled into her economy seat, a flight attendant made her way back into the cabin up to her and her child.
She informed Zwick that there was a male first-class passenger who inquired whether she and her daughter wouldn’t be more comfortable in the front of the plane. Zwick, stunned by the offer, burst into tears of appreciation! «I’m just standing there weeping and saying, ‘thank you,’» she explained. «He just softly smiled largely and said, «You’re welcome.»
When the plane touched down, Zwick wanted to talk with the good gentleman who had assisted her and sought to find him at the gate.
Nonetheless, the two missed each other as they exited the plane. As she began to depart the airport, she felt a great desire to speak with the man. Zwick decided to write a lengthy message about it on Facebook in order to reach out to him more effectively. It said:
«To the guy in two dimensions.» You were flying from Orlando to Philadelphia today. I don’t know who you are, but I’m sure you saw us someplace. I was pulling a stroller, carrying a diaper bag, and carrying an oxygen machine for my kid. We were beaming as we drove to meet her «friends» at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). We pre-boarded the plane, settled into our window seat, and made light of having to sit next to my yelling-but-happy baby. The flight attendant approached me and informed me that you were waiting to transfer seats. You were sacrificing your nice first-class seat for us.
The kind traveler deserves a huge thank you. Play the video below to see an interview with him!