It was another ordinary flying day for Kenny Kukich until he had an opportunity to carry out an act of kindness. The story was then published on the social media page Love What Matters.
As Kukich was getting ready to get settled on his assigned seat in the aircraft, the woman noticed that there were some soldiers boarding as well. In fact, a couple of the men were seated close to him.
“Where are you headed?” He recalled asking the soldier seated nearest to him. “Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan.”
After about an hour of being airborne, a flight attendant made an announcement that they will be selling boxed lunches for five dollars each. With just a couple of hours left on the flight, buying lunch seemed like a good idea. As Kukich reached for his wallet, he overheard one of the soldiers asking his comrade if he is buying one of those in-flight packed lunches.
“No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.” Noticing that none of the soldiers were buying any food, and thinking that some of them were really hungry, he felt she needed to do something for them. He wanted them to enjoy the flight and not feel hungry at all. With these in mind, he walked his way over to the flight attendant and handed her $50.
“Take a lunch to all those soldiers.” he told the flight attendant. Overwhelmed by the man’s gesture, with teary eyes and joy in her heart, the flight attendant whose son was in the military at one point and was stationed in Iraq blurted, “I feel like you are also doing it for my son.”