Stranger gives up first-class seat to mum travelling with sick baby


Stranger gives up first-class seat to mum travelling with sick baby

A mum travelling with her sick 11-month-old daughter has been reduced to tears as stranger gives up first class plane seat to them.

A random act of kindness has left a mother – and the rest of the world – in tears.

Kelsey Rae Zwick was travelling from Orlando to Philadelphia with her 11-month-old daughter, Lucy, for treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when a complete stranger made a touching gesture, reports.

In a Facebook post, Zwick said she and baby Lucy, who suffers from chronic lung disease, had boarded American Airlines flight 588.

A flight attendant approached them and informed them a passenger in first-class wanted to switch seats.


“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.”

The touching gesture, which Zwick said she “can’t wait to tell Lucy someday”, brought her to tears.

“Not able to hold back tears, I cried my way up the aisle while my daughter Lucy laughed,” she said.

Unable to thank the man for his kindness as they passed each other in the aisle, Zwick shared the story on Facebook in hopes to find the man. It quickly went viral and had many people were left in tears alongside Zwick.



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