Shanell, a mom from Canada, boarded a plane from Florida to Philadelphia back in 2014. With her, she had her daughter, Kate. Kate was three years old and has autism. Shanell wasn’t really looking forward to the tow-and-a-half hour flight because planes rides can be stressful and traumatic.
The man who sat next to them on the plane was a businessman named Eric. Kate started to call Eric ‘daddy’ and kept reaching for him during the flight. Eric put all his work away and talked to Kate and entertained her during the whole flight. Watch the following video for the news story about the incident.
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Shanell went home and posted a blog post about Eric and called it “Dear Daddy in Seat 16C Flight 1850 From Philly. It went viral. Eric never imagined that his simple act of kindness would get so much attention.