When a woman was about to miss her flight because of a new rule imposed by her airline, Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham came to the rescue.
Recent ASU graduate Delilah Cassidy was unaware that American Airlines had instituted a new policy in which passengers are required to pay for carry-on items. Cassidy wasn't carrying cash, and her credit cards were declined since her bank was unaware that she had returned from her vacation, so it appeared she would have to miss her flight back home Wednesday.
Overhearing her conversation with the American Airlines agent, Gresham sprung into action, offering to pay the $50 to allow Cassidy to board her flight. Cassidy offered to pay Gresham back, but he refused, instead encouraging Cassidy to "pay it forward."
Cassidy didn't realize until after the fact that her "angel" is, in fact, the Arizona Cardinals tight end.
Read this Twitter thread all the way to the end, and enjoy:
WOW okay so the most amazing thing just happened to me and I can’t help but share it with the world. American Airlines instituted a new policy where you have to pay to take a carry-on onto the plane. Which is ridiculous but off topic.
I consolidate my bags into one and they measure it and say it’s just a little too big. They proceed to charge me $50, except they only take credit card, no cash. Since I just got back from Europe all my cards are being declined as Chase doesn’t know I’m back.
They tell me that I’m going to have to miss the flight and head back to the ticket counter to pay down there. I’m pleading, devastated after a long day of travel. Then, this man walks up and says, “How much is it?” They tell him $50 and he says “I got it.”
I’m crying as I write this and as I board the flight. This man was an angel. I stop him as he’s sitting in first class and try to give him my money but he just shook me off and told me to pay it forward.