Your Flight is Delayed

Imagine having to make a connecting flight somewhere and the weather basically wreaks havoc on all flights with delays, cancellations and such. You have been, along with a whole bunch of other travellers, waiting for hours and hours at the airport to get to your destination. Tempers flare, hostility sets in, major pacing back and forth as you are in travel limbo.

On the other side of the waiting area you see a bunch of soldiers in their desert camo also waiting. Poor guys, you think, probably waiting to get home after serving their tour.

You hear the crackle of the intercom and listen intently for the upcoming message.

“Folks, as you can see, there are a lot of soldiers in the waiting area. They only have 14 days of leave and we’re trying to get them where they need to go without spending any more time in an airport than they have to.”

There is silence in the terminal.

“We sold them all tickets knowing we would oversell the flight. If we can, we want to get them all on this flight. We want all the soldiers to know ? we respect what you’re doing, we are here for you and we love you.”

Every single one of those soldiers got on the flight.

I have goosebumps.