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Dad’s Brilliant Plan Allowed His Daughter Go Trick Or Treating At 30,000 Feet

The ‘little donut’ walked the aisle in costume, getting candy from passengers.

Most kids base their entire year around a few holidays, but sometimes even the most accommodating parents find that circumstances keep their children from celebrating the way they’d hoped.

Such was the case for this dad and his 3-year-old daughter who were, regrettably, set to be on a commercial flight on Halloween night.


However, that didn’t stop the dad (or his little girl) from finding a way to celebrate together. Thinking ahead, he passed out this note, along with his daughter’s favorite candies, to surrounding passengers so that his “little donut” could have a proper trick or treating experience in the friendly skies.

A fellow passenger tweeted out a pic of the note and the little girl making her way through the aisle:

If you’re unable to make out the note from the above photo, it reads:

Happy Halloween!

My 3-year-old daughter, Molly, was bummed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating this year due to this flight … so I decided to bring trick-or-treating to her. If you are willing, when my little donut comes down the aisle, please drop this in her basket. You’ll be making her Halloween! If you’re unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!

It’s hard to imagine anyone but the Halloween version of Ebenezer Scrooge unwilling to partake in this moment, so I think we can all safely assume the lucky girl found herself with a full basket after making the rounds.

The father asked the passengers that he and his daughter not be identified on social media, which means they’ll both be able to look back on this heartwarming and special moment without thinking about the interviews and internet fame that arose once the story became public.

The poor dad has set the bar pretty high. I hope next year his girl isn’t disappointed when she finds out she has to trick or treat house-to-house on land like a regular person. Maybe this airborne celebration will become an annual tradition.

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