When a 96-year-old woman expressed fear of flying, a kind-hearted stranger sitting next to her offered a helping hand. Megan Ashley, a fellow passenger on the same flight, witnessed this beautiful act of compassion and shared it on Facebook.

The elderly lady, who hadn’t flown in 15 years, asked to hold her seatmate’s hand during takeoff. She hugged him tightly when the flight got a bit bumpy. The unidentified gentleman was incredibly gracious and magnanimous throughout the flight, and even after. Ashley described his actions:

“This gentleman gladly took her hand, let her hold onto him, and calmed her by talking to her and explaining everything that was happening. He was that stranger who was there for her, and he knew just what to do the entire flight to help. He even assisted her in standing up to go to the restroom and carefully watched as she walked down the aisle. It made me smile the whole flight as he comforted her. He became her flight angel. He held her bag, helped her get off the plane and into the wheelchair. And when she got confused and wondered where her daughter went (she called her her sister), he stayed with her until she was reunited with her daughter who had become separated from her.”

What a truly beautiful gesture. It gives us hope and reminds us that there are still acts of kindness and compassion in the world. This heartwarming story has certainly brightened my day, and I hope it brightens yours too.

Let’s remember that not all news is bad news. For every negative story we hear, there are many more stories like this one, where flight attendants and passengers show compassion and love. These stories remind us of the goodness that exists in people.

If this heartwarming story touched your heart, I encourage you to share it with others. Together, let’s spread a little more kindness and compassion in the world.