Sometimes, being a parent means doing whatever it takes to make the best out of a rough situation.
On Halloween, an anonymous dad had to do just that while on an evening flight with his 3-year-old daughter, Molly.
Despite looking forward to a night full of costumes and candy, Molly was devastated to learn that she would be on a flight from Boston to San Francisco instead of trick-or-treating.
“When I got on the plane I heard her [Molly] talking about how she couldn’t wait to trick-or-treat,” said Stephanie Kahan.
“I felt sad for her because I was thinking it would be so late once we landed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating.”
Thankfully, Molly’s dad was a man with a plan – a plan requiring candy and minor word processing skills.
OMG, my heart is exploding right now. Dad of the year just passed out candy to everyone on the flight so his 3 year old could trick or treat pic.twitter.com/vfsAcYNrhr
— Stephanie Kahan (@stephaniekahan) November 1, 2016
“I was confused when I saw the dad handing things to passengers,” said Kahan. “But once I read the note I thought it was the sweetest thing in the world.”
Unbeknownst to Molly’s dad, he ended up spreading a little sweetness to everyone aboard his flight, too, in addition to his daughter.
“I spoke to the dad when the plane landed and he said that people were pretty confused at first but once they read the note everyone was excited to participate,” said Kahan.
Kahan’s tweet, which included pictures of the note and dad’s “little donut,” has since reached over 130k retweets and nearly 300k likes. She said she had a hunch that it was going to be big soon after posting it.
“Once I noticed that my tweet had 5k likes, I knew that this was big so I wanted to let him [the dad] know what was going on,” said Kahan. “Since I had tweeted a photo of the daughter, I just wanted to be sure he didn’t want me to delete it or anything.”
Molly’s dad was taken aback by such an overwhelming response, having no idea his little Halloween plan would garner such attention.
“He was really surprised that the Tweet had so much engagement and definitely humbled knowing that his gesture was receiving such positive response,” said Kahan.
Clearly, a selfless idea this sweet is too good not to share.
And speaking of selfless check out this boy who refilled an empty Halloween candy bowl.