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Flying with kids, well, sucks. And I don’t say this as someone who has kids of his own. I say this as someone who mouths “dammit” whenever there’s someone under the age of ten sitting within five rows of my window seat. There’s already enough commotion flying commercial and when you start to mix in crying or accidents, cross-country flights go from miserable to “Alright, where’s the exit window?”
But this guy. This friggin’ guy. He knew how to butter up everyone around him while simultaneously making his daughter’s day. In case you somehow missed it, Monday was Halloween. You could’ve been fooled because people started dressing up about a week ago, but yeah, yesterday was the actual holiday. And when this dad realized he had to fly across the country with his three-year-old daughter, Molly, he decided to win “Dad Of The Year” by passing out candy to passengers so she could walk up and down the aisle trick-or-treating.
The note he passed out to unsuspecting passengers read in full:
My 3-year-old daughter, Molly, was bummed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating this year due to this flight… so I decided to bring trick-or-treating to her. If you are willing, when my little donut comes down the aisle, please drop this in her basket. You’ll be making her Halloween! If you’re unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!
At first, I thought he was referring to his daughter as his “little donut” as a pet name which would’ve made this situation even cuter, but turns out she was dressed as an actual donut. And as someone who traditionally hates Halloween and would be expected to take a hard pass when that bowl of candy came by my exit row, I’ll say that even I’m happy that this little donut got to experience Halloween just like everyone else. .
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