This is a heartwarming story not just for the kind gesture of one person toward another, but because the giver asked for absolutely nothing in return.
Man Gifts His Upper Class Suite To A Stranger He Just Met
Virgin Atlantic flight attendant Leah Amy shared a story on Facebook that is sure to make you smile.
A young man named Jack struck up a conversation with an older woman named Violet. The 88-year-old is a retired nurse who worked in the United States and United Kingdom. She now resides in the UK, but flies across the pond to visit her daughter in New York.
We don’t know much about Jack, except that he and his family were flying in Upper Class, Virgin Atlantic’s pretentious name for business class.
After boarding, Jack walked to the back of the plane, found Violet, and offered to switch seats with her.
She quickly accepted the generous offer and enjoyed the spacious comfort (or discomfort, depending upon your perspective) of Upper Class.
She later told a flight attendant it had been a life-long dream to fly in business class and only taken her 88-years to fulfill that dream.
But here’s what I like most about the story. Speaking of Jack, the flight attendant shared:
He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight. No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him too.
Now that, Jack, is a very classy gesture. It’s one thing to give up your seat in exchange for something. It’s quite another to do it truly out of the kindness of your own heart.
I wonder what I would do if placed in a similar situation. What would you do? I guess we won’t know for sure until we are in the position, though I’m not sure I would be as generous as Jack…