Christmas is a festive celebration that is best shared with family and friends. Sadly, not all people are privileged to enjoy a Christmas off to spend the holidays with the important people in their life. One of these people turned out to be Pierce T. Vaughan, who was busy assisting airline passengers as a flight attendant of Delta Airlines during the eve and day of Christmas.
Fortunately for the hardworking flight attendant, her supportive and doting father would not let her celebrate Christmas all by herself. In order to join his precious daughter, Hal, Pierce’s father, bought a total of 6 tickets to make her Christmas eve and day spent in the sky extra-memorable.
Hal’s willingness to move mountains for his daughter just goes to show that a father’s love can conquer anything in this world for the sake of their children. Touched by Hal’s testament of love and support for Pierce, Mike Levy, Hal’s seatmate during his flight from Fort Myers to Detroit, shared his heartwarming story on his Facebook account.
Together with a photo of him and Hal, as well as Pierce’s photo, Mike expressed his admiration for the selfless father on Facebook. His post reads:
“I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas. Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!”
Moved by Hal’s story, Mike Levy’s Facebook post became viral like wildfire. In just a few moments, it quickly garnered more than 30,000 shares and 150,000 reactions. A lot of Facebook users also expressed the respect and admiration that they have for fathers out there like Hal, who are willing to do everything that would make their children happy and loved.
“Great story especially this time of year Merry Christmas!” A Facebook user said, emphasizing on the perfect timing of Hal’s story this Yuletide season.
“Best Dad ever. In these days I love these special stories.” Another Facebook user exclaimed.
“What an awesome Dad! She will remember this forever!” Another Facebook user said, knowing how much Hal’s great effort means for Pierce.
Later, Pierce T. Vaughan shared her and her father’s story on her own Facebook account as well. In her Facebook account, she expressed her deep gratitude to the people who helped her and her father spend Christmas together in the air. She also thanked Mike Levy for being a good company to her father. The hardworking flight attendant’s post reads:
“Look ma we made it Kimberly Hal Vaughan! Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle).
Shoutout to Mike Levy for being a great first class passenger & helping us to understand how cool this actually is!”
Pierce’s actually Facebook post also garnered thousands of reactions. And just like how the netizens reacted towards Mike’s Facebook post about Hal, they also expressed how awesome of a father Hal is to his precious Pierce.
“You have a very special father! May God bless you and your family. Safe travels. Greetings from Fort Wayne, IN!” A different Facebook user said.
“This bought tears to my eyes! Sending festive wishes from England, UK.” Another Facebook user from England expressed how Pierce and her father’s story made her sentimental.
“I can’t tell you what that kind of gift would mean to me. For all of us who can no longer see our dad’s, I’m so happy that you can cherish yours! Keep this memory close always.” A Facebook user who have lost her father, expressed how happy she is for Pierce to have a dad like Hal.
Indeed, a father’s love for his daughter knows no distance and no boundary. No feat is ever hard enough nor impossible to achieve for a dad just to paint a smile on the face of their children. Salute to all loving father’s out there who became their son’s hero and daughter’s first love!
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