Woman Shares Heartwarming Post After Stranger On Plane Gives Up Seat For Her And Her Sick Baby

A mum has shared a heartwarming post praising the actions of a kind-stranger aboard a plane who gave up his seat in first-class for her and her poorly little girl.

Kelsey Rae Zwick, was on a flight from Orlando to Philadelphia to get treatment for her baby Lucy at the Children's Hospital Philadelphia.

In her post on Facebook, Kelsey explains that she was on the American Airlines flight when a flight attendant came over and told her that someone in first class wanted to switch seats.

The kind stranger offered up his first class seat. Credit: PA
The kind stranger offered up his first class seat. Credit: PA

Kelsey thinks the kind gesture was prompted after the passenger saw her carrying an oxygen tank for Lucy, who has a chronic lung condition.

In the post she wrote: "To the man in 2D. Today you were traveling from Orlando to Philly. 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.

"Not able to hold back tears, I cried my way up the aisle while my daughter Lucy laughed! She felt it in her bones too... real, pure, goodness. I smiled and thanked you as we switched but didn't get to thank you properly.

"Sooo... thank you. Not just for the seat itself but for noticing. For seeing us and realising 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. I can't wait to tell Lucy someday. In the meantime... we will pay it forward. AA 588 passenger in seat 2D, we truly feel inspired by your generosity."

Now Kelsey is hoping that the post will go viral and that the mystery stranger will get to see it so she can say thanks.

And it looks as though she got part of her wish anyway, as the post has been shared almost 320,000 times and liked over 500,000.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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