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.”