It’s never easy living and working away from family. For soldier Brittany Bunker she was on duty when she got an upsetting message from her family.
She was told her father’s health was deteriorating and she needed to return home to see him as soon as possible.
Thanks to her understanding leadership she was able to take emergency leave to fly home – a journey which would involve four flights.
But her first flight took off late which meant she was going to miss the next one. “I was freaking out,” she said.
As she waited to board her second flight, a man walked up to her. He had noticed Brittany’s service dog, Shiva, and showed her pictures of his own dog. The conversation helped to calm Brittany down but not for long as she was then told her last flight home had been canceled.
She, along with airline staff, scrambled to find a solution to get her home. Among all the chaos the man she had been talking to approached her and gave her some news that left her stunned.
“He told me he was arranging for a professional driving company to drive me from the airport straight to my house, all at his expense,” Brittany said. “I was apprehensive at first, but he showed the receipts to the flight attendants and when the driver arrived, he sent them a picture of the car, the license plate and the driver.
“Before I left, he said all he wanted in return was for me to let him know I made it home. The driver drove me from Chicago Airport, almost 5 hours to my front door. I got home about 3 a.m. on Wednesday April 4. The driver told me that it cost the man almost $900.”
Thanks to this man’s act of kindness Brittany was able to get home and say goodbye to her father. He died the next day on April 5.
“There really are good people in this world, and I will never be able to thank him enough for what he did,” Brittany said. “But I hope that one day I will be able to pay it forward to someone in need like it was done for me.”
What an amazing act of kindness! Please share this wonderfully uplifting story with your friends and family.