Being in the military sacrifices a lot of things, but the one that is the hardest to face if you’re stationed abroad is the fact that you can’t see your family in a long time – of course, in exchange for being patriotic to your country. It’s a big price to pay, but it’s definitely selfless.
That’s why people have given so much honor for these servicemen and women who dedicate their lives in protecting the country.
However, one story that had gone viral narrates how a uniformed woman wasn’t allowed to sit in a coach.
She is Jessica, who had been serving in the military for quite some time now. She wasn’t allowed to always go home because her duty is abroad, that’s why she just usually see her family through a webcam.
Although the situation seemed harsh – as most, if not all, of us have made it a routine to see our loved ones every now and then – she never complained about her work in the Army because she values the vitality of her work as she serves her country.
Going Back to Her Home Country
After years in service, Jessica finally found the chance to go home, see her family, meet with friends, and be back to her home country.
After booking for a flight, she already knew that it’s going to be a chaotic trip because she noted that it was almost fully booked.
So as expected, it would be an uncomfortable and eventful one, she thought. But nothing compares than seeing her family once more, so how can she not endure a cramped flight for that, right?
So book, she did. Jessica finally came to witness how “fully booked” actually looked like when she boarded the plane. Right then and there she knew that she was in for the most tiresome flight of her life.
There’s a lot of people, a number which she had never been with on a plane, which made her think why was the plane full if it’s still not a peak season.
The uniformed woman already anticipated the scenario in a coach: she wouldn’t have any legroom, she couldn’t take control of the situation, the food will suck, and you’ll just be staring at a small screen if you’re not lucky enough to score a window seat.
Flying in a business class, of course, would be the opposite of that. But hey, what matters is getting home to your destination.
So when she’s walking down the aisle to her 31-B seat, she started observing people and noticed that there were two children just two rows behind her seat – which likely means it won’t be a peaceful flight for Jessica. Placing her luggage overhead was also handful as the compartment was almost full.
As she was busy fixing the strangers’ luggage overhead to fit hers, she saw a man from her peripheral vision. Then, the man started going near her, which made Jessica take a step back.
Surprisingly, the guy said she can’t sit at the spot, prompting the soldier to check her ticket again and explained that it was indeed her seat. She was still confused, but little did she know that it was a wonderful surprise.
The man explained that he was giving her his business class ticket as a way to show his gratitude for everything she does for the country.
Still baffled and amazed at the same time, Jessica didn’t know how to process everything or if this was real.
After all, a kind act like this is a rarity these days. She didn’t know how to react to his generosity and eventually thanked the stranger for his unselfishness.
Repaying the Kindness
Once she entered the business class, she saw how different it was from the coach. There were a lot of vacant seats and was really spacious – then she realized how big the unsolicited gift was.
As a way to repay the man, he asked for a pen and paper from the flight attendant and wrote a meaningful note addressed to the man.
She also accompanied the letter with a $20-bill for snack and drinks, however, as humble as he is, the man didn’t accept the money.
The two main characters of the story had no idea that another person, Jessica Titus, was a witness of everything that happened.
As a result, she took a photo of the note and gave a detailed story on Facebook. Since then, it’s been shared thousands of times and in the comment section, you’ll see the outpouring kind words for the mystery man.