Wednesday, June 13, 2018


This is one of a series of posts that should make you feel better about yourself & others.  To read the previous posts,  click herehereherehere & here.

Jessica Rudeen
My first flights with an infant and a toddler started out with a little panic when we boarded the plane. My 4 month old was screaming his head off because, due to a series of unexpected events, I was unable to nurse him before boarding the plane. My 3 year old, who was excited before boarding the plane, lost her nerve and began screaming and kicking “I want to get off the plane! I don’t want to go!” I honestly thought we’d get kicked off the plane. So with two kids losing their minds, I was desperately trying to calm the situation. This man reached for the baby and held him while I forced a seatbelt on Caroline, got her tablet and started her movie. Once she was settled and relatively calmed, he distracted her so that I could feed Alexander. Finally, while we were taxiing, the back of the plane no longer had screams. During the flight, he colored and watched a movie with Caroline, he engaged in conversation and showed her all the things outside. By the end of the flight, he was Caroline’s best friend. I’m not sure if he caught the kiss she landed on his shoulder while they were looking out the window. Amazingly, we had the same connection in Charlotte to Wilmington, a connection he navigates frequently for work. He helped us get off the plane and led us to the next gate with Caroline in hand. If that wasn’t enough, he changed his seat on the next flight to sit in our row to help us. This guy, Todd, showed me kindness and compassion that I’ve never known from another person. His wife, he said, had a similar experience when their two boys were young and a stranger showed her the same kindness. I am blown away by God’s hand in this because we could have been placed next to anyone, but we were seated next to one of the nicest men I have ever met in my life.
I’d like to find him. His name is Todd. He has a son at the University of Arkansas and he lives in Lenexa, KS.
If you could help share this post so that I can find him, I’d really appreciate your help!

*** Update! I’ve been connected with his wife and hoping we can get together soon!

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Have a wonderful day in this wonderful world!!----fishducky



  1. Rather a lot of tears here.
    Thank you. I really, really needed to read this.

  2. "The world is full of good people...if you can't find one, be one." I like that :)

  3. Thanks for all the feel-good stories. They're a great antidote to what's happening in the world.

  4. Thank you! Thank you!
    My heart oozed out from my eyes with joy.
    I needed this so badly. We all do! :) :) :)

  5. Dear Fishducky, thank you for this posting. I'm in the midst of reading a book entitled "Assault on Intelligence." It's about the USA Intelligence agencies and how President Trump has from 2016 dismissed anything they tell him. The book is an eye-opener even though I follow the news pretty closely on PBS Newshour each evening.

    I mention the book because it's disheartening to read and your posting is so uplifting and inspiring. It's easy to forget--well easy for me to forget--just how many wonderfully generous human beings there are in our world. I let the few who are fanatics about something color my view of the many who are loving and just want their world to be kind. Thank you. Peace.

    1. I refuse to comment on "President" Trump!!

  6. These were touching. Thanks for the reminder that there is still good people in the world.

  7. Why do feel-good stories make me cry? Even though they make me feel good.


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