What's a dad to do when his 3-year-old wants to celebrate Halloween at 30,000 feet?

By Hollee Actman Becker
November 01, 2016
halloween flight
Credit: Stephanie Kahan/Twitter

Back when our kids were in elementary school, we took them out of school for a family vacation on Valentine's Day—which meant they'd both miss their big class parties. To make up for it, I brought them each a bunch of cards and a big red candy heart filled with chocolates for the plane. Crisis avoided.

All these years, I've been feeling pretty good about that stealth parenting move. But then this morning I heard about a dad who put my V-day maneuver to shame, by handing out candy to all the passengers on his Halloween flight so his kid could trick-or-treat mid-air.

Pretty awesome, right?

Stephanie Kahan thought so. She was on board that Boston to San Fran flight last night when someone suddenly passed her a bunch of candy with a note. "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," it read. "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 bucket. You'll be making her Halloween! If you're unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!"

So epic!!! Kahan then tweeted out a pic of the note and the adorable little girl maneuvering through the aisles—dressed as a donut, natch—that has since gone crazy viral.

"OMG, my heart is exploding right now," she wrote.

Ours, too!

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld