Good Samaritan Shoulders $749 Plane Ticket For Desperate Dad Traveling With 2-Year-Old Daughter

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald March 13, 04:00 am
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When Debbie Bolton learned of a father who didn't have enough money to pay for his 2-year-old daughters ticket, she offered to shoulder the cost.
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A good Samaritan forked out $749 for a desperate dad and his 2-year-old daughter. He thought his child could still travel for free but the airline rejected them.

Debbie Bolton, who was returning home from a business trip, stood next to the dad and the daughter and heard the desperation in the father's voice. He tried to make calls for help after being told he needed to purchase a ticket. The woman then stepped up to offer to pay for the girl's plane fare to Nebraska.

The dad had the trip booked months ago. The young girl had no ticket because she was below 2-years-old when he got his. The girl celebrated her second birthday in January and so the airline asked for her ticket.

A witness shared their story on Love What Matters, a popular Facebook page. As of press time, the post received over 121,000 likes, 39,000 shares and 3,500 comments mostly thanking Bolton for showing kindness still existed in the world.

"Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken," the witness recounted. After learning the man's story, Bolton pulled out her credit card to purchase the ticket and told the father he doesn't need to pay her back. Read the complete witness' account below.

Bolton works as the co-Founder and Global Chief Sales of Norwex, which specializes in home-cleaning products. People who read her good deed on Facebook identify her.

Many of her friends and co-workers attested that this was something Bolton would do. It was in her character to help out and they were not surprised about Bolton's selfless act.

"She's an amazing woman and never would have intended for this to be public," co-worker Susan Holt said, according to Daily Mail. Norwex also released a statement commending Bolton.

"'We have always appreciated the loving spirit of Debbie Bolton," Chief Marketing Officer Amy Cadora said. "She's kind, caring and generous."

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