Coronavirus Coverage

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 27: A retrofitted Lufthansa plane equipped with medical isolation facilities for Ebola cases arrives for a media presentation at Tegel airport on November 27, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The airplane, dubbed the "Robert Koch" and commisoned by the German government, will serve as a MedEvac option for health workers who are in western Africa participating in the international effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The German Red Cross (DRK), emergency services group (THW) and the Bundeswehr have sent volunteers to treat ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Sheryl Pardo boarded a flight from Washington DC to Boston on March 27th to go see her elderly mother one last time before she passed away. Of course she was feeling anxious about flying during this frightening time. The airport was pretty much empty. When she boarded the flight, two flight attendants, Jessica and Dion, greeted her with a warm welcome. Sheryl soon learned that she was the only passenger on the plane. Sheryl was upgraded to first class and she was addressed personally over the loudspeaker. She spent the entire flight telling the flight attendants about her mom and the loving, get –things done person she was.

Pardo told CNN “I think in moments like this the pain of losing your mom is exacerbated by being in this frightening time. Other people’s kindness is what’s going to get us to through this. I want them to know how much it meant to me, it was super positive, which I didn’t expect from that trip.”