When Shanell Mouland boards an airplane with her daughter Kate, she worries like most parents about how well her daughter will behave. In reality, Shanell is worried about much more than that. That is because in Shanell's case, her daughter has autism, and has a hard time sitting still for long periods of time. So when a businessman boarded their flight and took a seat next to her and her daughter, Shanell was bracing for the worst. Immediately Kate began calling the man "daddy" and wanted to play with him, but what happened next was truly remarkable.
The businessman, Eric Kunkell was more than happy to put aside the work that he had planned to finish during the flight and play with Kate and her ninja turtles (Kate's favorite). This 3 year old ball of energy made a huge impact on Eric Kunkell, but the impact he had on Kate's mother was even greater. Shanell is so grateful for the time Eric took to play with her sweet little girl.
As she states in the video, " Sometimes the simplest things are such a big deal, right?". But this was a huge deal to Kate and her family. After the flight, Shanell wrote a thank you letter to Eric on her blog site, which immediately went viral.
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