PHOTO: You will never guess what this traveler did for another person. (Photo via Flickr/Carmen Fiano
The following story is so awesome, it won’t just warm your heart.
It may darn near warm your household for an entire year.
That’s how much love is packed into this tale of an unnamed traveler purchasing an expensive plane ticket so that a father might travel with his daughter. NZHerald.co.nz reports on the adorable story that’s currently floating across the transom of Facebook.
It comes by way of the Love What Matters account and features a woman who saw an opportunity to impart some goodwill and took it.
For those unable to read through the Facebook page, a man was traveling with his daughter and assumed she would fly for free.The child was one when the unidentified man’s ticket was booked but had since turned two.
That meant a ticket costing upwards of $749 had to be purchased.
The Facebook page states that this woman overheard the man’s dilemma and offered to pay for the ticket.
“The woman said 'that's fine' and pulled out her credit card," explains the Facebook post. "I was right there and I just said to her, 'God Bless You!' and they printed out the ticket. 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.”
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Neither the Facebook page nor report mention where or when this awesome act of kindness took place, so some will take this story with the necessary grain of incredulity.
However, there is someone in the Comments section who chimes in with what is purportedly inside knowledge: “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 [response] 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.”
Not many of us are in a position to offer our fellow man this kind of monetary gesture. However, this type of story should make it easier to share goodwill and generosity whenever and wherever we can.