AirCop
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Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:06 am

First of all, I don't know if this post belongs in this forum.
Yesterday,I was sitting near the check-in counter for my AA flight to DFW from PNS, when a enlisted member of the US military approached the ticket agent and asked the agent if there was any seats available on the flight. I overheard him tell her that he had a urgent family situation in Texas. The agent told him no, that all the flight today were booked, that the best she could do for him was keep him on stand by for the rest of the day. Just one of those crazy moments in one's life, I walked up to the ticket agent, and told her that he could have my seat, I was in no hurry. The agent had a look of shock on her face, and well the face of the E-1 was well, just say it was priceless. The agent asked where I was going, told her, she left the counter and came back a couple of minutes later. She gave my seat to the military member. The AA's agent boss came to the gate gave me a credit that exceed the cost of my ticket, and then took me to Delta where they gave me a first class ticket home. Needless to say I was shocked, as all I expected was just a seat home on the next available fight.
Although, I seemed to benefit from this act of kindness, the look on that guy's face was worth it, even if I had to take the Greyhound home. Thanks to the AA personnel who went the extra mile to get the E-1 home, and then took care of me.
 
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:17 am

Very commendable Eric  thumbsup 

You're a good man.
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:23 am

Two acts of kindness in a matter of minutes. One from you, one from the airline.

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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):

Salute to you, Sir.
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:20 am

Kudos to you AirCop, in todays society, people like yourself are a rarity.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:52 pm

You see Karma has a way of coming around.....You got a first class ticket home you did a solid to one of our fighting military men..Kudos to you!!
 
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:14 pm

The more you help people, the more people will help you. It's really that simple, and you just proved it. Hats off to everyone involved, especially to you for making it happen.


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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:22 pm

I am humbled. Who knows how many reading this would be inspired to do something of their own, the credit of which will be yours.
 
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:56 pm

All that i can say is well done! You do not often hear about stories of people that do an act of kindness anymore. Good job!
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:05 pm

Great stuff Eric.........
Congrats.
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:07 pm

Quoting AirCop (Thread starter):

Good job! Everyone should do that for servicemen.
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:00 pm

I don't know if you want to call it karma, or what, but I see things like that happen all of the time. Somehow positive people get rewarded. I love it! Nice story.
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Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:48 am

I wonder if you were a Boy Scout when you were young? I was and I still believe in doing a good deed every day for friends, family members and my community. You certantly did a 'good deed' in this situation and you still were able to get to your destination in a decent time and with a better seat. I am quite sure the solider you helped was relieved to be able to get to his destination as soon as possible. Sometimes it feels good to help others, even if it inconveniences us.
 
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RE: Random Act Of Kindness Works Out

Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 2):
Two acts of kindness in a matter of minutes. One from you, one from the airline.

Always good at and around Christmas!

It's called paying it forward. Isn't it just great? Kudos, AirCop.
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