Man Gives Up His Airplane First Class Seat So A Mom And Her Sick Child Can Be More Comfortable

Family & Kids

December 13, 2018 18:53 By Mambee

The holidays are the best times to practice random acts of kindness and one mother, Kelsey Zwick, was on the receiving end of one. 

Kelsey was on her way to Philadelphia from Orlando. She boarded the plane with her 11-month-old daughter, Lucy, and soon after she was told that she had been bumped up to first class.

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Kelsey had been worried about being on the plane with her preemie daughter, who was using an oxygen machine. The mother told FOX29 that she was carrying her infant, a roller, diaper bag and an oxygen concentration which the little girl needed for traveling

While she was settling into her seat, a flight attendant approached her to say that a man "in 2D" was interested in switching seats with her. It took a minute for Kelsey to understand what was going on. And when she did, she was touched. 

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The flight attendant helped transfer Kelsey and Lucy from economy to first-class. The mother was very grateful.

I’m just standing there looking at him saying, 'Thank you, thank you.' He just quickly smiled and said, 'You’re welcome, you’re welcome' and that was it.

The good Samaritan was later revealed to be Jason Kunselman. After Kelsey's Facebook post about the experience went viral, American Airlines got wind of it and connected her to the man that helped her. 

In an interview with Good Morning America, Kunselman revealed that he saw Kelsey boarding the plane holding her luggage and oxygen concentrator. He then went to a flight attendant and asked if it was possible to give the mother his first class seat. 

The next thing I know she came walking up crying and said thank you and I said you're welcome and headed back towards the back of the plane. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

While sharing her experience on Facebook, Kelsey said Kunselman's actions reminded her of "how much good there is in this world." She cannot wait to pay it forward. 

One small kind act by Kunselman became a very huge deal for the woman he helped. And stories like this are a reminder that we too can put a smile on someone's face by doing one little thing, especially during the holiday season. 

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