Giving up your First Class seat for a stranger

December 14, 2018 2 Comments

Giving up your First Class seat for a stranger

Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.

Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.

They were informed there was a passenger in first class who wanted to swap seats. Kelsey believed the kind stranger had seen her pushing the buggy and carrying an oxygen machine for Lucy - who has a chronic lung condition. Kelsey said she was unable to hide her emotions, and was reduced to tears by the gesture.

She said she did not have the opportunity to thank the man, so hopes to get in touch with him on social media. Kelsey wrote: "To the man in 2D. Today you were travelling from Orlando to Philly” she started her post. “I don’t know you, but I imagine you saw us somewhere. I was pushing a stroller, had a diaper bag on my arm and also lugging an oxygen machine for my daughter.

"We had smiles on our faces as we were headed to see her ‘friends’ at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). “We pre-boarded the plane, got cozy in our window seat and made jokes to those around us about having to sit by my yelling-but-happy baby. "The flight attendant came over and told me you were waiting to switch seats. You were giving up your comfortable, first class seat to us.”
Kelsey said she "can't wait" to tell Lucy about the act of kindness one day.

She added: "Sooo... thank you. Not just for the seat itself but for noticing.

"For seeing us and realizing that maybe things are not always easy. For deciding you wanted to show a random act of kindness to US. It reminded me how much good there is in this world."

Now if you have stories like these please share them with us or send me an email. I would love to hear from you.

May you be in a position to do a kind deed to someone else.

Be safe and enjoy your day.


2 Responses


December 15, 2018

This was such a touching story and so appreciated you sharing this … I remember when my dear husband was suffering with prostate cancer, we had the opportunity of going to New Zealand and was put right at the very back of the plane where it was almost impossible for my husband to get to the bathroom with his condition, the flight attendant wasn’t terribly helpful when we asked if he could be moved closer, no response but a passenger heard our plight and swapped seats with us and he sat at the very back, made it a much more comfortable trip for us.


December 14, 2018

It’s the christmas spirit that is spreading…. Best wishes for little Lucy’s health. May she recover and live a very happy live!

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