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United Airlines Pilot's Kind Gesture Toward Girl Who Lost Her Tooth Gives Us the Feels

A little kindness sure goes a long way!

Traveling with kids is always an adventure, and often, that means that something totally unexpected will come up while en route to your destination. Sure, this keeps things exciting, but every once in awhile, it means you end up with a kid with a lost tooth who's worried that the tooth fairy won't be able to find her. 

A CBS News report recently shared the story of a 6-year-old girl named Lena, who was flying with United Airlines with her family and lost a tooth in the process. There's just one problem: She dropped it and couldn't find it on the plane. 

Fortunately, she was flying with the sweetest pilot ever on board.

Using all the authority that comes with being a pilot, Captain Josh made sure that Lena was covered by the Tooth Fairy, even without having an actual tooth to leave under her pillow. You have to see what he did for this little girl — this is something she's going to remember forever! 

People were in awe of this act of kindness and shared their thoughts in the comments. One person wrote, "I wouldn’t mind this being the only types of things that are reported on the news." 

Another added, "Now this is awesome! Glad to see pilots being shown in a new light." 

Small acts of kindness like these are part of what makes traveling so much fun. We need more pilots in the world like Captain Josh!