An Ohio dad wasn’t about to let his daughter spend the holidays without family, even if she was scheduled to work for her job as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines.
One way or another, Hal Vaughan was determined to spend Christmas with his daughter, Pierce Vaughan, even if it meant buying six airline tickets and spending the entire day up in the sky.
A passenger, Mike Levy, who was seated next to the elder Vaughan, struck up a conversation and learned about Hal’s Christmas travel itinerary. He took photos of the father and daughter and shared their story on Facebook.
Levy captioned the photos:
“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 ☹️. 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!”
Delta Airlines told NBC 5 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.”
Twitter users loved the story.
— Robert Morton (@Robert4787) December 28, 2018
Be still, my heart.
— Pam Oberembt (@POberembt) December 28, 2018
Gorgeous. Reminds me of my Dad. 😊
— 🌈Christine Bolt 🌈 (@cvbee) December 28, 2018
I love this story.
— Yessayana (@yessayana) December 28, 2018
Dad of the Year
— GG Wheaton (@wheaton_gg) December 28, 2018
— J Harris (@jmharris61) December 27, 2018
Way to go Dad!!! I miss mine so much!!
— Margaret Felan (@FelanMargaret) December 28, 2018
This mom was honest — maybe too honest?
This is one loving dad to do this for his daughter! I can’t say I’d do this for my girls, I hate flying! Way to go Dad! https://t.co/M6cNPNY9nX
— PattySwansonHarrison (@peppypatty64) December 28, 2018
Not everyone thought it was so great.
Bet he got plenty of cokes:) and an upset stomach from the food…
— Barry Weiser (@BarryWeiser) December 27, 2018
For everyone else, it was a sweet story.
Talk about fatherly love ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Jordan Blum (@jblumyna) December 27, 2018
Your a very lucky girl and he is s lucky man, many blessings
— Mona Lee Robinson (@Numberonemom11) December 27, 2018
father's are amazing
— Rose Ann Pascarelli (@raprap3) December 27, 2018
Dad earned his wings!