Twitter can be a quite a tumultuous place — but it can also be used to spread the word of a kind act by a stranger.
Delilah Cassidy, a law school student at ASU College of Law, was trying to board her American Airlines flight when she was told she would have to pay to carry on her bag. She tried to consolidate them but was told after measuring that she would need to pay $50. Cassidy had just returned from Europe and none of her credit cards would work. When she tried to pay cash she was told she could only do that at the ticket counter, which would make her miss her flight. And the gate agent wouldn’t budge.
That’s when a man walked up, asked how much the charge was, and then handed the agent his credit card. He simply told Cassidy, “I got this.” She tried to tell him that it was okay, but he paid anyway and told her to have a great flight. Once on board, Cassidy saw the man in first class and tried to offer him the cash, but he wouldn’t accept, telling her to pay it forward.
She took to Twitter to tell the story of the incident and the incredibly generous man. It wasn’t until after the flight that she discovered his identity. The man was Jermaine Gresham, tight end for the Arizona Cardinals. This story has since gone viral, and it’s safe to say that the nine-year NFL veteran has a lot more fans as of today. The tweet below has over 37K likes and has been retweeted 5.1K times.
Update: It was Jermaine Gresham. pic.twitter.com/aJ0bXoNm8Q
— Delilah Cassidy (@Delilah_Cassidy) May 30, 2018