A woman was shocked when she saw what a man did for a servicewoman while on a flight.
In a story shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, Jessica Titus explains that she was walking onto an airplane behind a woman in an Army uniform, when a man stopped the woman in front of her and said that he was in her seat.
“Sorry ma’am, I’m in your seat. What does your ticker say?” The man asked the servicewoman as he stood up out of his seat.
She responded, “What? No – I’m 31 B.”
According to Newsiosity, the man was sitting in first class and the servicewoman was seated in a middle seat in coach. However, he insisted that they switch seats, as a way to say thank you for her service.
Titus was blown away by what the man did, so she wanted to let him know that she appreciated the gesture on behalf of the other woman. She wrote him a note that read, “Please accept a drink or snack on me. If everyone treated people the way you treated the service woman, the world would be a better place.” She attached some cash to the note and asked a flight attendant to send it to the man in 31 B.
The man refused, however, and had the cash sent back. Titus left one last message for readers of the story.
“Do good. Recognize good. Make the world better,” she wrote.
Many were touched by the man’s selfless gesture and shared their thoughts on the story on Love What Matters’ Facebook page.
“It’s not politicians or celebrities who are making America great,” one reader commented. “It’s people like this man. “Ordinary” people doing extraordinary deeds to help their fellow man. Thank you, Sir. And thank you to the servicewoman he helped.”
“Thank you, sir, for your blessing to the service woman,” another user wrote. “And thank you for acknowledging his blessing, you will not be denied your blessing because he refused yours to him. Sir, in the future, please, accept the blessing that is being given to you. Someone is doing that because it is what was laid on them to do, don’t deny the gift given to you.”
“I’ve never been on a plane before and dont know the difference wd first class seats..but the idea of giving up your comfty place to someone you think needs it more is cool,” another reader commented. “A humble rejection, and the sense of appreciation. What a beautiful scenario.”
Sources: Love What Matters/Facebook, Newsiosity / Photo Credit: Michael Gray/Flickr