This Picture Of A Woman At An Airport Is Going Viral. Look Closer And You’ll See Why(Photo)

A picture of a woman buying a ticket at an airline counter has gone viral for a heartwarming reason.

The photo’s caption tells the story a father who was checking in for a flight with his 2-year-old daughter when he found out that his daughter’s ticket would not be free, according to KUSA.

“A gentleman was checking in for his flight when the agent asked how old his daughter was,” the post reads. “He said she had recently turned two. The agent then asked if she had a ticket. The man was confused because he was under the impression she could ride for free. (When he booked the ticket, she was [1 year old] but her birthday was in January.)”

The man was overwhelmed with emotion as he couldn’t afford the high cost of a second ticket for his young daughter.

“He stepped aside and tried to make a few calls. Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken,” the post reads.

Suddenly, a stranger approaches the emotional father. After talking with him for a while, she went to the ticket counter, pointed at the young girl and said, “I wanna buy her ticket.”

The agent, shocked, asked her if she was aware that a last minute ticket on the flight would be $749. Unfazed, the woman pulled out her credit card and paid the full price.

“The agent kept talking about her goosebumps while the man hugged the woman and asked for her name to repay her,” the post continued. “The woman just kept saying, ‘Don’t worry about it.’ She knew she wanted to help that man and his daughter no matter what the cost.”

he story was posted on the social media site Love What Matters on March 8. The site collects submissions recounting strangers’ acts of kindness and love.

The post ends asking people to share the story so the woman’s act of kindness would be known to more people than just those in the situation.

“Please share this story because people like this need to be recognized,” the author says.

As of March 10, the post has more than 165 thousand likes and over 32 thousand shares. Hundreds of commenters wrote how the story had touched their heart and how the woman is an inspiration.

One user wrote that she knows the woman in the picture.

“I won’t share who this lady is. But I do know her,” she writes. “I know her family kids and grandkids get together frequently to discuss how they can use the abundance and blessings they get to serve and give back to others. She is an inspiration every time I see her and is constantly giving freely. She is so full of Love for everyone and does what is needed without being asked.”

Sources: KUSA, Love What Matters/Facebook / Photo credit: Love What Matters/Facebook

Two Dead, Officer Wounded, K9 Officer Dead In Crowley

UPDATE: Another person has been found dead after last night’s officer-involved shooting in Crowley.
According to our news partners at KATC, this leaves two women and one man dead, as well as a K-9 police dog. Their identities have not been released.
The officer is still in stable condition.
Two people are dead and a Crowley Police Department K9 officer was killed in an overnight shooting on Josey Street in South Crowley.
The K9 officer’s handler was also injured in the incident. The injured police officer was taken to a local hospital where he is reported in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. His canine partner, Roscoe, was mortally wounded in the shooting.
The reasons behind the shooting are still unclear at this time. What we do know is that Crowley Police were summoned to a residence on Josey Street around 10:30 Wednesday night.
At approximately 11 PM Wednesday State Police were notified of an officer involved shooting in which the officer’s weapon was discharged. This is standard procedure that State Police are notified of any police action in which an officer’s weapon is discharged.
The identities of the two deceased have not been released as of this time. The identity of the injured officer has not been released at this time. Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard and Louisiana State Police were still on the scene as of early this morning

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For 12+ Years, Grieving Dad Visits Son’s Roadside Memorial Only at Night. Then Oil Giant Leaves Note

You’ve undoubtedly seen a homemade roadside memorial at some point in your life. They are usually erected by loved ones in the spot where a family member or friend has died.

Some are simple, say a lone white cross, while others tend to accumulate more memories — stuffed animals, flowers, hats, and other mementos of a life lost. One such memorial sat just outside a plot of land in Richmond, California owned by Chevron.

The energy giant has business dealings in 180 countries. They are the kind of big company that, when they post revenue of $110 billion dollars (as they did in 2016), it can be considered a “down year.”

The memorial had been sitting outside of this particular property for over ten years. It was almost professional in its presentation.

There were flowers, angel statues, bushes and even solar-activated lights. All of it was kept up and maintained, but anonymously so.

Everyone was aware of the memorial but no one knew who it honored or who maintained it. And this arrangement seemed to work for everyone involved until late 2016 when it was time to make some changes to the property.

To their credit, Chevron, didn’t want to discount the emotional importance of the memorial. So they placed a note on it, asking the unknown caretaker to come forward.

“I just knew they were going to take it down” Ray Olson told MSN. Olson had erected the memorial in honor of his son who was killed in an accident with a drunk driver.

Olson had always headed over to the memorial in the dark of night to take care of it. In the back of his head, he always knew though that this day would come.

In his wildest dreams though, he never imagined that Chevron would take the memorial down only to erect a new one. But that’s exactly what they did.

Chevron enlisted the help of neighborhood council president Cesar Zepeda in creating something that would better stand the test of time. Together they installed a plaque with a photo of Olson’s son next to a park bench.

They put these in a nearby park for all to see and use as a quiet spot as needed. Joe Lorenz, of Chevron, told MSN “We said, ‘This is your spot, Ray. You no longer have to come at night.’”