A man was obviously excited about his flight. He filmed the story from the parking garage
on a Tic Tok video. He smiled the entire video and even got choked up telling the story.
He described it as “the most incredible experience.”
He was boarded and buckling his seatbelt when a mom and her very anxious son walked down the aisle.
He appeared to be on the spectrum and very agitated. They took their seats in the opposite row. The little
boy was not happy to be on this plane. Just before the plane began to taxi down the runway, the little guy
got even more fidgety and anxious.
The mother apologized that her son was upset. She explained that his noise-canceling headphones
were in her checked bags. She’d been frazzled trying to get everything packed and keep her son calm.
She was frantic when she mistakenly checked his flight bag along with her luggage. She was near
tears explaining that she’d packed all his favorite calming toys, anticipating a rough flight.
Two rows ahead, a gentleman heard her. He got up from his seat and offered his very expensive
headphones. She thanked him profusely and mentioned that she always carried his Rubix Cube to
keep him calm. Unfortunately, that was also in the checked bag. A minute later, a little boy sitting a few
rows ahead overheard the conversation. He walked back with his mom and offered his Rubix Cube
to use during the flight. She was overwhelmed with the kindness of the young boy.
Halfway into the flight, she woman was chilly. Just as she hit the call button for a blanket, a
gentleman behind her offered his jacket. She gladly accepted. Her sweater was in the checked
bags as well.
At the end of the flight, the stewardess’ voice came over the sound system.
“Ladies and gentlemen, today many of you were part of kindness to a perfect stranger on this
flight. You have restored my faith in humanity.” The applause was loud and clear.
There are so many kind and good people around us. We just need to notice.
Alabama has a song titled Angels Among Us. It’s my favorite song. This is the chorus
I believe there are Angels Among Us / Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours /To show us how to live, teach us how to give,
To guide us with the light of love.
They showed themselves on this flight. God bless them.