Megan Ashley was flying from San Diego, California, to Nashville, Tennessee, last month when she overheard a 96-year-old woman say she was anxious because she hadn't flown for 15 years. When the plane began to take off, she asked the young man sitting next to her if she could hold his hand. According to Ashley, "This gentleman gladly took her hand, let her hold on to him, calmed her by talking to her and explaining everything that was happening.


He helped her stand up to go to the restroom and watched carefully as she walked down the aisle. After they got off the plane, he insisted on holding her bag, helping her into a wheelchair, and staying with her until she was reunited with her daughter. The elderly woman appreciated his kindness so much that she insisted on giving him her in-flight pretzels.