A Southwest Airline employee volunteered to become mom and dad to a passenger’s fish after the passenger was told she could not embark with the animal.
Kira was returning home from her Freshman year at college with her beta fish Theo when she was told it was not allowed on her flight. That’s when Southwest agent Ismael and his fiancée Jamee offered to take care of the fish so that she wouldn’t miss her flight. Social media is awash with stories of airport nightmares, but Southwest took to Twitter to show off their exceptionally large-hearted agents as they took Theo the fish home and even bought him a new bowl over the summer.
Texting “Airport Fish Taker” Kira asked how Theo was doing on July 31st. “He’s great” said Fish Taker Ismael.
Ismael and Jamee took care of the fish for four months, until the two pairs were reunited in Tampa. Now entering her Sophomore year, Kira brought a gift card as a way of thanking the agents.
This is o-fish-ally the most wholesome thing I've seen all day. So glad everything went swimmingly and they were all able to reunite!