One Delta Airlines flight attendant experienced a “Christmas miracle” when her father bought six plane tickets in order to spend the holiday with her.
Like many unlucky employees, Pierce Vaughan wasn’t fortunate enough to get the holidays off work this year. As a flight attendant, she instead spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on several Delta Airlines flights, miles away from home.
Pierce could have easily spent the holiday without seeing a single family member in person. But her dad, Hal Vaughan, had another plan in mind. He bought a whopping six plane tickets so that he could be on every one of Pierce’s flights during Christmas.
A fellow passenger, Mike Levy, met Hal on one of his flights, and he shared the story on social media, where it brought a tear to thousands of eyes.
“That is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard!” one commenter wrote.
“What a thoughtful Dad!” wrote another.
It certainly wasn’t a traditional Christmas for Hal and Pierce – but the two spent it together, and that’s what matters.
This is Pierce Vaughan. She’s a flight attendant with Delta Airlines, and this year, she had to work throughout both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Which means that while many folks were on flights home to their families on Christmas Eve, Pierce was on those same flights helping passengers and sacrificing her own family time.
To Pierce’s dad, Hal Vaughan, the idea of his daughter spending Christmas without her family was unconscionable.
He decided to buy multiple plane tickets so that he could spend Christmas with his daughter in the sky.
Mike Levy snapped a photo with Hal when he was seated next to the dad on a Christmas Eve flight.
“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,” Mike captioned the photo on Facebook.
“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!”
Hal told USA Today that he bought a total of six plane tickets. That’s six take-offs, six landings, and God knows how many airplane snacks in lieu of Christmas dinner.
Mike’s post about Hal received a lot of attention on Facebook, so Pierce reshared it on Christmas Day to update everyone on how the trip went.
Flying six times in two days – on Christmas, no less – is no small feat even for a passenger!
“Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success!” Pierce wrote.
“A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my…
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