There are lots of things that are restricted in airports. As such, airport management all over make it a point to implement a strict list of allowed and restricted items inside airplanes, especially in passengers’ hand-carry bags. A snow globe is one of those things that cannot be carried in-flight.
Unfortunately, a man carried the specific item right before he was about to hop on an airplane. According to Fox 13 News, the airport’s security personnel prevented him from bringing the snow globe inside his hand-carry bag. The man had no choice but to put it in the trashcan.
According to the United States Transport Security Administration, snow globes can be hand-carried in bags, provided they weigh less than 3.4 ounces (roughly around the size of a tennis ball). They emphasized, “if the entire snow globe, including the base, is able to fit into your one quart-sized, resealable plastic bag.”
However, the snow globe that was carried by the man weighed more than an average tennis ball. Therefore, the airport security had restricted him from bringing the item in his flight. Ivelise Hernandez – who was one of the passengers – witnessed the incident and stated that her boyfriend picked it up from the trashcan.
In a different report from Fox 13 News, they mentioned that Hernandez took a flight from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Pittsburgh. She saw the man’s distressed expression when he threw the snow globe away, prompting her boyfriend to pick it up. When they retrieved the snow globe, they saw that it contained two pictures inside – one of a girl with her dog and two parents.
The girl’s picture also had an inscription that reads, “WE LOVE YOU KATIE, NANA AND PAPA 1/25/16”
Hernandez shared her experience on Facebook, where she sought the netizens’ help to find the snow globe’s owner. An excerpt of her status reads:
“We felt bad about the situation and want to find out who these people are so we can return their gift out of the kindness of our hearts. We wouldn’t want this to happen to us so if everybody could please share this photo so we can find the owners of this beautiful family and give them back their precious gift.”
In a more recent report from the same source, it was cited that its owner has been found already. By that time, Hernadez’ post has been shared for over 48,000 times. An employer of a shop read her post and discovered that the snow globe was ordered by Linda Modry. Apparently, it was owned by her granddaughter.
Modry exclaimed, “This was something really special for my granddaughter, Katie. My son adopted her. January 25 was the final day for it!”
Meanwhile, Hernandez said, “My mom always raised us to always be good to people. If it was me and I lost my snow globe, I’d want the same thing to happen to me.”
Watch the video report about it below:
What truly nice people!
Amazing, isn’t it? What do you think about this, readers? Have you encountered a similar kindness like the one mentioned? What did you do? Let us know your stories in the comments section below!