Hal Vaughan should officially be in the running for Father of the Year. In a post that went viral from Facebook user Mike Levy, who was traveling for the holiday, the story of Hal and his daughter Pierce Vaughan came to light.
Pierce Vaughan is a flight attendant, and since Hal wanted to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with his daughter, he booked a total of six flights so he could be with her through every mile in the air over the holiday. It was the first time that Hal had ever been on board one of his daughter’s flights, according to Fox 29.
“I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas,” Levy wrote on Facebook.
“Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!”
Pierce added: “Dad’s first trip using his benefits was a success! A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle).
“Shoutout to Mike Levy for being a great first class passenger & helping us to understand how cool this actually is!”
It doesn’t get much cooler than that. And just to show how the stars aligned, Hal was given a free flight on every leg of his trip as a flight attendant’s parent despite being on standby because there was an extra seat on each flight.
Pierce described the entire situation as a “Christmas miracle,” according to WXIA-TV in Atlanta.