I saw something so moving on the news last night, it just goes to show you what a small act of kindness can mean in someone's life.
A mom with a special little girl (she was autistic) was boarding a plane, the mom was a little nervous because her little girl doesn't do well on planes. She'd be sitting for almost 3 hrs and for her that was a lot because she loved to run around.
They sat near an angel on the plane a business man who was busy working, the little girl started talking to him and was excited moving around a lot and causing him not to do his work.
The mother was waiting for him to give a dirty look or say something like control your child, but instead he did something wonderful, he put away his paperwork and started to communicate with her.
He sat there for the entire ride playing games, showing her his dogs and she was calm the whole ride, which meant a lot to her mom as she feared the worst going on the plane with her alone.
Her mom thanked him for his kindness and then took to facebook and wrote about the angel that sat near her and her beautiful little girl on the plane. Over 70,000 people saw this and it somehow got back to the man, he was interviewed by ABC news and was so overwhelmed, he thought he did nothing but just give a little girl some attention on a plane, but what he did was give some peace to the little girls mom for those 3 hrs or so.
As they interviewed him you could see him choking up( I'm not sure he knew the little girl was autistic he was just being kind to a child) which of course made me start crying.
I thought what a beautiful story to show on the news when all you hear is how many people got shot in the next act of violence this story showed you that something as simple as taking time to talk to a child, show her some pictures of his dog made such a big difference and calmed down this little angel.
So be kind you never know how it will impact someone's life....
Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!