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'm still mad about a bout with pneumonia that kept me from trick-or-treating at age four! But one dad saved his country-crossing daughter from my 41 years (and counting) of resentment, by making his daughter a Halloween surprise aboard a plane bound for San Francisco.
The Boston Globe reports that a man handed travelers on a Virgin America flight to SFO treats with a small note attached as they boarded at Boston's Logan International Airport
"My three-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,” the note read, in orange and green type formatted to look like a pumpkin.
“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!”
According to passenger Stephanie Kahan, whose tweet you see above, the little doughnut-clad girl then "politely walked up to passengers, said 'trick-or-treat,' and collected her candy for Halloween as the plane made its way to California," the Globe reports.
When Kahan told that dad that even from the air, her tweet had been widely shared (it has nearly 93K retweets as of publication time), he asked that his name be kept private, but was "very humbled" that folks appreciated the makeshift Halloween he made for his kid.
“He was shocked at how much attention my post had received,” she told the Globe. “He said it was great to see that it made so many people happy, and funny that his daughter was blissfully unaware.”