Heroic Father Enables Daughter to Trick or Treat on Board Airplane

Good news, readers:

Not all flights conclude with a former reality star being taken away in handcuffs.

Some, in fact, end with passengers reduced to tears as the result of an inspiring act by a fellow human being.

This is one such story…

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An unnamed father on board a Virgin America flight from Boston to Los Angeles on Monday night didn’t want his three-year old daughter to miss out on Halloween.

So he handed out candy to his fellow passengers and also gave them a note along with it.

The note read as follows:

My 3-year old daughter, Molly, was bummed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating this year due to this flight… so I decided to bring trick-or-treating to her.

If you are willing, when my little donut comes down the aisle, please drop this in her basket. You’ll be making her Halloween! If you’re unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me.

Thanks so much!

Oh, yes, the little girl was dressed like a donut.

Just in case you thought this tale couldn’t get any cuter.

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“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,” wrote a passenger who witnessed the act and then talked about it on Twitter.

“He started handing out the treats… He handed them out mostly to folks in the aisle and middle seats,” this Twitter user, Stephanie, told BuzzFeed News.

She added:

“When I first got on the plane, I overheard the little girl talking about how she was excited to trick or treat. I felt sad because I was thinking about how when we landed in San Francisco it would be way too late to trick or treat.”

Also making this story even better?

The father did not want to be identified or quoted by Buzzfeed.

He just wanted to make his little girl happy. That was it.

“The father said that he had this planned for a while with her as a special treat,” said Stephanie, who was sitting in front of the loved ones.

“The few rows around me were really into it and thought it was absolutely adorable.”

How could they not?!?

Stephanie told the dad that she Tweeted about him during the flight and the story had bee re-Tweeted 5,000 times already.

“I could tell he was pretty humbled hearing that what he did caused such a positive reaction,” she said.

“He obviously wasn’t doing it for the reaction he just was genuinely doing it for his daughter.”

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