It is known when it comes to flying, the members of the United States Armed Forces generally receive special treatment. They have the right to board the plane early and the airport and crew stuff typically thank them for their service.
Apart from this, military members are considered just like every other passenger.
These heroes do a lot for our country, they sacrifice not only their time with their loved ones but sometimes their lives for our safety. Because of their dedication, many people feel that they should be given more benefits during their flights, like first class seats, free food, etc.
While they were about to board a flight, a few people noticed a uniformed woman in the boarding area.
When they were finally permitted to board, first class passengers entered the plane first like usual, and took their seats.
Then, military members and people in the airline’s clubs boarded the plane.
What happened after that is simply amazing and inspiring.
Source: Facebook/ Love What Matters
While boarding a plane, Jessica Titus was behind the uniformed woman. She shared the great story on the Facebook page for Love What Matters. The story received over 37,000 reactions and 2,600 shares.
She wrote, “On my flight Tuesday, I walked down the jetway behind a woman in uniform (Army).
A man stood up from his 1st class seat and said, “Sorry ma’am, I’m in your seat.”
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“What does your ticket say?” he asked.
She replied, “What? No – I’m 31 B.”
He walked away, leaving her with his first class seat and then took her middle seat in coach.”
Jessica was touched by the man’s gesture, and wanted to pay his kindness by doing something special for him. She wrote the note below, and sent it through the man via a flight attendant.
Jessica’s note read, “Seat 31 B — Please accept a drink or snack on me.
If everyone treated people the way you treated the service-woman, the world would be a better place.”
The man turned down Jessica’s offer.
A top comment on Jessica’s Facebook post sums up the situation perfectly:
It’s not politicians or celebrities who are making America great.
It’s people like this man.
“Ordinary” people doing extraordinary deeds to help their fellow man.
Thank you, Sir.
And thank you to the servicewoman he helped.
This story is a poignant reminder that there is still good in this world.
[H/T Love What Matters]