Keaton has been stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He was given permission at the very last minute to travel home to Granite City, Illinois for Memorial Day weekend. He spent 2 days at the airport trying to get a seat on standby.
When a stranger, named Josh, heard Keaton’s story he offered to give Keaton his ticket. The airlines said they could not exchange tickets so Josh decided to just pay for Keaton’s ticket. Keaton was so thankful.
Josh said, “He walked away and came back and asked if he could hug me, and I think we both had to fight back the tears after that. “It was pennies on the dollar compared to what I got back from that hug.”