This photo has gone viral for one heartwarming reason. It’s of A photo of woman at airline counter buying a ticket for a father who was checking in for a flight with his 2-year-old daughter and found out that his daughter’s ticket would not be free, according to KUSA.
Below is an account of events that took place and was uploaded to the social media site Love What Matters along with the photo:
“A gentleman was checking in for his flight when the agent asked how old his daughter was,” the post reads. “He said she had recently turned two. The agent then asked if she had a ticket. The man was confused because he was under the impression she could ride for free. (When he booked the ticket, she was [1 year old] but her birthday was in January.)”
You could tell the dad was overwhelmed and couldn’t afford the high cost of a second ticket for his young daughter
“He stepped aside and tried to make a few calls. Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken,” the post reads.
Suddenly, a stranger approaches the emotional father. After a stranger approached the dad and talked with him for a while, she went to the ticket counter, pointed at the young girl and said, “I wanna buy her ticket.”
The agent, shocked, asked her if she was aware that a last minute ticket on the flight would be $749. Unfazed, the woman pulled out her credit card and paid the full price.
“The agent kept talking about her goosebumps while the man hugged the woman and asked for her name to repay her,” the post continued. “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.”
What an amazing act of kindness by the strange. With-in days of sharing the post it had gotten 165 thousand likes and over 32 thousand shares
It got so many likes and shares that the woman was identified. The user wrote:
“I won’t share who this lady is. But I do know her,” she writes. “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.”
Sources: KUSA, Love What Matters