When Jessica Rudeen boarded a plane with her two young children she thought she was going to be kicked off her flight from Kansas City to North Carolina. She wrote on her Facebook, “…with two kids losing their minds, I was desperately trying to calm the situation.” But it wasn’t working. That’s when the stranger sitting next to her stepped in to help. He held 4-month-old Alexander and helped 3-year-old Caroline get her movie started. Throughout the flight, the stranger — who she only knew as Todd — colored and watched movies with Caroline, while pointing out what they were flying over through his window seat. At the time, Rudeen only knew that this man was from Kansas (Lenexa) and that he has a son enrolled at the University of Arkansas.
… Both Rudeen and stranger Todd had the same layover in Charlotte with a final destination in Wilmington, North Carolina. Todd helped Rudeen and her kids get off the plane and led them to the next gate with Caroline in hand. If that wasn’t enough, he changed his seat on the next flight to sit their our row to help them once again.
… Thankful for the kindness and compassion Todd showed her, Ruden took to Facebook in hopes of reconnecting with the man. It didn’t take long for the post to go viral and for Todd — Todd Walker — to be identified