There have been a few heartwarming holiday stories this week to at least partly counteract the carnivorous news cycle. There’s been Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson buying strangers In-N-Out burgers. There’s been rapper Meek Mill hosting a giveaway for low-income kids. There’s even been people helping government employees who were stiffed out of their paychecks so that the president can maybe build a wall.
Here’s another: Pierce, a flight attendant working during Christmas, had to fly across the country while everyone was chilling (or bickering) with their families. But she had some company: her dad, Hal.
One of Pierce’s passengers posted about her dad on Facebook. “I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas,” he wrote. “Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas.”
Pierce herself posted too: “Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle).”
It’s a fun little yarn and helps make the season merry and bright.
(Via MPR News)