Charity Wrapped With Dignity – The Heart Touching Story of Jack and Violet


A Virgin Atlantic plane passenger won the hearts of the world for making an 88-year-old woman's dream come true by swapping his first class seat with her economy seat.

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The kindhearted passenger, Jack, happily sat in the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets so that the elderly woman, Violet, could fulfill her dream of sitting at the front of the aircraft.

Amy wrote about the unlikely friendship of Jack and Violet, who began chatting as strangers at the airport. That's when Jack decided Violet would get more out of his seat than him.

Amy, the Manchester-based flight attendant, wrote on Facebook: “Of the hundreds of flights I have operated, I have had the pleasure of looking after footballers, supermodels and some Hollywood movie stars. But let me tell you about my two favourite passengers ever; Jack and Violet. Jack and his family purchased seats in our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got on-board, Jack went and found Violet in economy and swapped seats with her”.

Praising Jack for his humble nature, Amy wrote: “He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight. No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him too”.

Elderly Violet has been a nurse in both the UK and US, and was travelling to New York to see her daughter after a long-time following her knee replacement. Violet asked Amy to take a selfie to show her daughter as she wouldn't believe she flew first class. The post on Facebook was met with several praiseworthy comments.

One person wrote: “Amazing young man”, while another wrote: “You deserve a first class ticket next trip from the airline. Love you to be my grandson”.

Amy concluded her Facebook post by saying: “You should have seen her (Violet) face when I tucked her in her bed after supper. She said her daughter won’t believe her, and wanted a selfie to prove it, but she didn’t have a phone or email address. These photos (I took) are getting sent in the post (for her) tomorrow!”

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Life Lesson From This Story:
You can just decide to change someone’s life forever in just a second. Sometimes what you need for that is just a ‘small gesture’, which is almost insignificant on your part, but the impact could be lifetime on the recipient of such. Nothing is regarded as too small to bring change in someone’s life.

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