Kelsey Zwick could not contain her emotions when a compassionate stranger in first class insisted on switching seats with her. She had been flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with her 11-month-old daughter Lucy earlier this week. Since the baby suffers from chronic lung disease, the two of them were heading to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment.
Loaded down with a stroller, diaper bag, oxygen tank and more, they settled into their seats for the flight. Then a flight attendant approached them saying that a man in first class wanted to trade them seats. She didn’t have much of a chance to thank the kind gentleman so she reached out on social media to express her gratitude… a post that was shared by over 480,000 people.
American Airlines was able to connect Kelsey with Jason Kunselman, the man who gave up his seat. Jason, who is an executive platinum flier with the airline, said he was nearly brought to tears when he saw Kelsey struggling with all their belongings and medical equipment. He figured that they would be more comfortable in his seat and so he offered it to them.
Not only has American Airlines connected the passengers so they could express their appreciation, but the airline plans to formally thank Jason for his generosity.
And continuing with the trend of generosity, families in Nashville, Atlanta and Douglasville will be able to celebrate the holidays with a little less stress.
Last week, comedian Tyler Perry tried to anonymously payoff layaway items at Walmart stores in both Atlanta and Douglasville, Georgia. However, his cover was blown. Tyler took to social media to spread the word that he wanted to make sure everyone would have a great Christmas so he went in and pretty much paid off all the layaway items. A bill that totalled over $400,000! Shoppers who had items on layaway would only have to pay a penny for their purchases.
Kid Rock heard what Perry had done and thanked him for his generosity. And then followed in his footsteps by paying for layaway items at a Walmart in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only that, but customers each received a card with their paid for items explaining the situation that was signed “Your neighbour, Kid Rock”.