An Ohio Dad has been heralded as a hero for booking six separate flights so he could be with his flight attendant daughter during her Christmas holiday shifts.
Hal Vaughan went above and beyond to spend time with his daughter, flight attendant Pierce Vaughan, after she was assigned to a number of shifts over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The doting father’s incredible story was widely shared on social media after a neighboring passenger learned of his remarkable commitment and posted about it on Facebook.
“I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas,” passenger Mike Levy wrote on Facebook, along with a photo of himself and Hal. “Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!”
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Pierce’s employer, Delta Airlines, responded to the story with a warm statement, as reported by NBC Chicago.
“We appreciate all of our employees for working during the holidays to serve Delta customers, and love seeing this awesome Dad having the chance to spend Christmas with his daughter— even while crisscrossing the country at 30,000 feet,” the airline company wrote.
Pierce also took to social media to thank the airline and commend her Dad on such a wonderful show of festive spirit. “A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew,” she wrote. “He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle).”
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An incredible Christmas gift from a wonderful father!