Alexa Bjornson was starting to get worried. Her 7-year-old son, Landon, was set to head off on a flight, but that wasn’t all. Landon was flying all alone to see his father but had been diagnosed with high-functioning autism. This means that traveling can be pretty tough for the youngster. Plus, Alexa wouldn’t be by her son’s side to help him through it all.
Preparing Her Son
The mom knew she needed to make sure that Landon was as comfortable as possible. She decided the best way to keep him safe was to tell the other person on the plane. How? Alexa wrote a letter for Landon to hand to someone. The mom explained Landon’s diagnosis and said that he could be nervous and ask the same questions. Alexa also attached $10 to the note to ask if the passenger could help Landon feel relaxed.
Not only did Landon find a friend on the plane, but a passenger named Ben sent photo proof that he had looked after Landon throughout the flight. That wasn’t all. Ben also confessed that the $10 was unnecessary, and he had donated to an autism charity in Landon’s name to help someone else that could need it.
Alexa started her day worrying about how her autistic son would cope with the flight. Little did she know that Landon would not only meet a new friend, but she would learn that some people want to make sure the world is a better place, too. Thankfully, one good deed soon turned into a chain reaction.