A Ryanair passenger was commended for rescuing a desperate mother and her three children at Ibiza’s airport.
The mysterious man was hailed as a hero after paying the excess baggage charge for the cash-strapped mother on the return flight to Stansted.
The moment the Good Samaritan came to her rescue at Ibiza Airport was filmed on a mobile phone and has now gone viral.
MirrorOnline reports how the heartwarming video shows Ryanair employees at the vacation island airport telling the mother of three that she would have to pay a £ 50 fee because her bag was too big to be taken on board the return flight to Stansted.
In footage captured by a fellow traveler, the mother can be seen looking overwhelmed while her children walk in circles around her and a buggy.
When she puts her hands on her head and runs her fingers through her hair, a young man who is also waiting at the desk notices her fear and reassures her: “It’s okay, it’s okay.”
The tearful mother responds to his kind words before the stranger smiles and adds, “Don’t worry, I’ll pay for you” before handing over his card at the desk.
One hears a man asking if the size of the baggage allowance has changed in the course of the payment, while the mother’s older child says to his sibling, “No, no, mom is upset.”
The touching moment was shared on Twitter, along with the headline, “Well done to this young hero who paid the ridiculous Ryanair baggage fees for a desperate mother traveling with three children (who was indulged by ground staff).
“The flight from Ibiza to Stansted was half empty, not sure what difference a few inches would make.”
The passenger who recorded the video said, “As far as I could tell, the mother and her children were caught with a bag that exceeded the permissions given on their ticket.
“She was upset and quite tearful while trying to keep an eye on her children.
“When I found out what was going on, a young man walked up to the ground handling staff and heard them say, ‘It’s okay, I’ll pay’.”
The clip sparked thousands of views on social media and when asked if they knew the friendly man’s identity, the passenger replied, “Great kid, right? No idea who he is, kept himself to himself and acted honorable and discreet with no fuss. “
One spectator said, “What a legend! Karma will see him well.”
Another added, “There is hope for humanity.”
MirrorOnline contacted Ryanair for comment.