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A Man Gives Up His First Class Seat To A Soldier To The Delight Of The Internet


The United States Armed Forces are generally given special treatment on US flights. All current or former military members are allowed to board the plane early and are typically thanked for their service both by airport staff and the plane crew. Initiatives for soldiers to be given more benefits during their flights, like first class seats, free food, etc. are also not uncommon.

The Facebook group Love What Matters recently shared a heartwarming story of an event a woman witnessed during a flight which involved a woman from the Armed Forces.

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The story submitted by Jessica Titus received over 37,000 reactions and 2,600 shares


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Jessica wrote:

On my flight Tuesday, I walked down the jetway behind a woman in an Army uniform.

A man stood up from his 1st class seat and said, “Sorry ma’am, I’m in your seat.”


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“What does your ticket say?” he asked.

She replied, “What? No – I’m 31 B.”

He walked away, leaving her with his first class seat and then took her middle seat in coach.


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Jessica was so moved by what she saw that she decided to make her own kind gesture to the man who gave up his seat.

She wrote him a note and sent it to the man via a flight attendant together with some money as she felt him having a drink on her was the least she could do.


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The note said:

Seat 31 B — 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.

Although the man appreciated the note, Jessica explained, “Spoiler alert, he refused my offer. Do good. Recognize good. Make the world better.”



The top comment on Jessica’s Facebook post epitomizes everything that’s humane and good about this story:

It’s not politicians or celebrities who are making America great.

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.


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