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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I want to share with you a story that I love that might be a little different than the traditional sort of story shared on Valentine’s Day. It is a story of love in its own way, but not in the traditional Hallmark way.
I saw this story linked to on Milepoint, and it is about a dad who was traveling his two kids. They were seated in the back of the plane and there was a snow related delay on their first flight of the day that left them with virtually no time to catch their connecting flight. The dad was resigned to the fact that they weren’t going to make their connection, but the flight attendant overheard this conversation, checked the connecting flight info on her phone, and asked the passengers without connections to remain seated so this family at the back could try and get off quickly.
You can guess what happened next…as usual, everyone got up at the same time to get off the plane thus preventing those with connections to get off faster, and ultimately this family missed their connection by a matter of minutes. He asked the gate agent at the airport for some help, and was told that he was in the middle of something to go and use the automated service counter to get re-booked. At this point the dad threw a “grown-man-tantrum”. He started to shout, used bad words, and kinda lost it.
Ultimately he did use the service counter, was booked on a flight four hours later with his kids, and had that time to think about the events that transpired in front of his kids. This is where the story gets good, and it actually was pretty heartwarming. I recommend giving it a read if you want a warm fuzzy feeling today that doesn’t come from a box of chocolates or a pink and red card.