Please rotate your screen to portrait for optimal viewing experience

A stranger bought a $749 plane ticket for a dad when his daughter was denied a free seatby Circa News
Feel Good

A woman received praise on social media after purchasing a distraught father a $749 plane ticket when his toddler was denied a free seat on the flight he was catching. 

Kevin Leslie who watched the scene unfold at an airport counter in Omaha, Nebraska, said the father walked up with his daughter in his arms and the agent proceeded to ask how old she was. 

When he replied, "She just turned two," the agent asked for her ticket and was told that his daughter was two months over the age limit to fly for free. 

"He was hit with emotion. He mentioned he couldn't afford to rebook this flight or get her the ticket with such short notice," Leslie wrote on the Facebook page of the blogging site "Love What Matters." "He stepped aside and tried to make a few calls. Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken."

The woman next to him at the counter overheard the whole thing and asked him what was wrong. 

After talking for a few minutes, they walked up to the counter and the lady pointed to the little girl and said "I wanna buy her ticket."

"You know how much this ticket costs right?" the agent replied. 

"$700 something?" the Good Samaritan said in response. 

"$749," the agent said. 

Then, without hesitation, the woman pulled out her card and paid for the child's flight. 

The child's father hugged the woman and asked for her name so he could repay her, but the woman kept saying, "Don't worry about it." 

Neither Leslie nor the grateful father knew the identity of the woman until Leslie posted about the kind gesture on Facebook. It wasn't until then that people identified her as Debbie Bolton, the co-founder and global chief sales officer at Norwex. 

The company confirmed her identity to CBS News.

“This is story depicts the kind person that Debbie Bolton is,” Amber Arnold, who has worked as a team coordinator for the company for two years, told CBS News. "She is incredibly kind, giving, genuine and so humble. ... She leads by example and is walking her talk, every single day." 

WATCH|For more news you need, check out our 60 Second Circa.