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Posted: March 19, 2017

Good Samaritan buys $749 plane ticket for frustrated father’s toddler

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Airport ticket counter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A woman known for her leadership is being praised for her altruism after helping a struggling father purchase an airplane ticket for his toddler after he was denied a free seat. 

The man walked with his daughter in his arms to the ticket counter at an Omaha airport where a clerk asked her age. He was told she was too old to fly for free by two months. 

“He was hit with emotion. He mentioned he couldn’t afford to rebook this flight or get her the ticket with such short notice,” Kevin Leslie wrote in a post on Facebook. "Hugging his daughter and grabbing his head, you could tell he was heartbroken.” 

A woman standing nearby heard the kerfuffle and intervened. 

“I wanna buy her ticket,” she said motioning toward the girl. 

The agent replied: “You know how much this ticket costs, right?” 

“$700 something,” the woman said. 

“$749,” the agent said. 

“That's fine,” the woman said and pulled out her credit card. 

The man thanked her, but she refused to give him her name so he could pay her back. 

Turns out the nearly anonymous good Samaritan is Debbie Bolton, the co-founder and global chief sales officer at Norwex, which offers alternative cleaning products to chemicals. 

Norwex told CBS News that they are “very proud” of Bolton. 

“We have always appreciated the loving spirit of Debbie Bolton,” Amy Cadora, chief marketing officer at Norwex, told CBS News. “She’s kind, caring and generous. That’s why none of us was a bit surprised when we saw the recent post on social media about her generosity.”


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