A RANDOM act of kindness has left a mum— and the rest of the world — in tears.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was travelling from Orlando to Philadelphia with her 11-month-old daughter, Lucy, for treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when a complete stranger made a touching gesture.
In a Facebook post, Kelsey said she and baby Lucy, who suffers from chronic lung disease, had boarded American Airlines flight 588.
A flight attendant approached them and informed them a passenger in first class wanted to switch seats.
Kelsey was incredibly moved by the sweet gesture and wrote: “To the man in 2D. Today you were travelling 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.”
The touching gesture, which Kelsey said she “can’t wait to tell Lucy someday”, brought her to tears.
She said: “Not able to hold back tears, I cried my way up the aisle while my daughter Lucy laughed!”
Unable to thank the Good Samaritan properly as they passed each other in the aisle, Kelsey shared the story on Facebook in hopes to find the man.
The post has struck a chord with social media users, racking up over 349,000 likes, and many people were left in tears alongside the grateful mum.
One person wrote: “To have been seen by this man and for him to extend himself in such a quiet, but significant way absolutely tugs every single one of my heart strings.”
Another wrote: “Oh wow. That brought tears to my eyes knowing there ARE good people in the world.”