An Act of Kindness on a Flight from Las Vegas to Portland is Going Viral

July 1, 2019

A 7 year-old boy named Landon who's living with autism was pretty scared to take his first solo flight and his mom didn't know how he'd do alone, so she wrote a note to his neighbor on the plane, hoping they'd help out. She stuffed some cash inside as a thank you. A man named Ben Pedraza ended up being that neighbor. “We were cracking jokes, and after a while, he asked me to quit making dad jokes,” he said in a separate video conference. He says the direct Southwest flight from Vegas to PDX was full of nonstop activity. He captured a picture at the end to assure Alexa all was well. And the $10 thanks? Ben donated it to the Autism Society in Landon’s honor.