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Mom's Thank You to Stranger on a Plane

January 13, 2014

The Huffington Post published a blog by mother, teacher and writer Shanell Mouland about her recent experience flying with her young daughter who has autism.  Anxiety gripped Shanell as she waited to see who would be the person to sit next to her daughter and herself on the flight. She was hoping for a grandmother type but instead a business man took the seat and it turned out to be her daughter’s best flight experience yet.

“I don't know your name, but Kate called you "daddy" for the entire flight last week and you kindly never corrected her. In fact, you didn't even flinch as you could probably tell that she was not confusing you with her own "daddy," but instead making a judgment regarding your level of "safety" for her. If she calls you "daddy" then you better believe she thinks you are alright.”

Watch an interview ith Shanell about the midair act of kindness below.