This Dad Passed Out Candy to Plane Passengers So His 3-Year-Old Daughter Could Trick-or-Treat

Candy for trick-or-treaters.
Candy for trick-or-treaters. arry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Dad of the year! A father on a flight from Boston to San Francisco passed out Halloween candy to fellow passengers so his 3-year-old daughter could trick-or-treat.

The unidentified man took action because he felt guilty that his daughter, Molly, who was dressed in an adorable doughnut costume, was on an airplane during the holiday rather than going door-to-door in search of sweet treats.

Stephanie Kahan, a passenger on the flight, tweeted, "OMG, my heart is exploding right now. Dad of the year just passed out candy to everyone on the flight so his 3 year old could trick or treat."

She also shared a photo of the note that the father handed out, which read, "Happy Halloween! 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… 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 basket. You'll be making her Halloween! If you're unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!"

Kahan, whose tweet has since gathered more than 78,000 retweets and 140,000 likes, later told BuzzFeed News that she overheard Molly "talking about how she was excited to trick-or-treat."

"I felt sad because I was thinking about how when we landed in San Francisco, it would be way too late to trick-or-treat," she explained to the site on Tuesday, November 1. "The father said that he had this planned for a while with her as a special treat. The few rows around me were really into it and thought it was absolutely adorable."

Kahan also told BuzzFeed News that she mentioned her tweet to the dad, who was "shocked and couldn't believe" the reaction, but didn't want to be included by name.

"I could tell he was pretty humbled hearing that what he did caused such a positive reaction," she said. "He obviously wasn't doing it for the reaction. He just was genuinely doing it for his daughter."

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