On my flight from San Diego to Nashville yesterday, sitting in the row next to me was a 96-year-old woman

On a recent flight from San Diego to Nashville, I witnessed a heartwarming act of kindness. A 96-year-old woman, who hadn’t flown in 15 years, was on the plane to visit her family in Kansas City but was anxious about flying.

During takeoff, she reached out to a fellow passenger for support. This compassionate gentleman gladly took her hand, comforting her throughout the flight. He explained each step and reassured her during turbulence.

He assisted her in various ways, helping her stand, accompanying her to the restroom, and watching over her as she navigated the aisle. Upon landing, he continued his thoughtful assistance, holding her bag, guiding her off the plane, and staying with her as she reunited with her daughter.

The woman was immensely grateful and even offered him her in-flight pretzels. This act of kindness by a stranger touched the hearts of those on the plane, including mine. It serves as a reminder of the compassion that exists in the world, making it a heartwarming experience for all involved.