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Airline Captain Writes Note to Tooth Fairy For Girl Who Lost Tooth on Plane

Captain Josh – courtesy of Laura Larmon

A 6-year-old who realized after disembarking that she had lost a tooth aboard a plane was desperate to get it back.

Seeing this, a passing captain, with his jacket, cap, and epaulets, stepped in to write a note to the Tooth Fairy explaining the situation.

Lena and Laura Larmon were at the tail end of a long travel period, with a return leg from Norway to Greenville-Spartanburg Int. Airport, South Carolina, interrupted in New York with a 36-hour delay. Finally, stepping off the plane must have felt like bliss, until at the baggage claim, when 6-year-old Lena realized she had lost a tooth.

“We tried to walk back to the airplane, but security was closed. It was 2 a.m.,” mom Laura told Good Morning America, adding that Lena was “crying and very emotional” when she realized that, without the tooth to place under her pillow, there would be no corresponding visit from the Tooth Fairy.

That’s when United Airlines Captain Josh Duchow, seeing Lena’s distress, stepped in to help. With his captain’s bearing and official uniform, there would be no doubt that a quick written explanation from “Captain Josh” would be an acceptable receipt for the Tooth Fairy’s records.

“Dear Tooth Fairy, Lena had a tooth fall out on her flight to Greenville,” wrote Duchow, who piloted the flight. “Please take this note in place of her tooth.”

Note to Tooth Fairy – courtesy Laura Larmon

Mother Laura later shared the story on Instagram and Facebook as a break from “a world of bad airline stories.”

United Airlines released a statement on Duchow’s part, declaring: “we’re proud to see moments like this that underscore our commitment to going above and beyond for our customers and creating an airline where Good Leads the Way.”

The good news here is it doesn’t take much to show kindness. Thank you, Captain Josh, for your kindness toward Lena. Today’s JohnKu talks about being kind. I hope you have a great weekend.

Kindness by John W. Howell

It does not take much,

To make the day of someone . . .

Who needs a kind act.

75 comments

  1. A fantastic story proving that in a world of chaos there are kind, thoughtful people. We can only assume the tooth fairy did visit. The JohnKu is perfect.

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    1. And accepted the note. 😁

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  2. What a precious story! We need more people like Captain Josh and more good stories like this.

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    1. I think so too, Joan.

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  3. That’s sweet.

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    1. It is. 😊

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  4. This is so sweet! It serves as an important reminder that it costs so little to be kind.

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    1. So true, Liz. 😊

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  5. Thanks for sharing this lovely story. Your poem says it all … kindness takes so little! Have a wonderful weekend, John and everyone. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you , Harmony. Have a wonderful weekend as well. 😊

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  6. Very true, John! Very true! Thank you for the time you take to share these beautiful stories. πŸ™‚

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    1. Always a pleasure for me, Annette. I enjoy finding a piece that is uplifting. There is too much of the other kind around so we need a breather once and a while. 😊

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  7. After such a nice gesture, I’ll bet the Tooth Fairy left a little extra under the pillow.

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    1. I mean if I were the Tooth Fairy I would leave a gold bar. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. Taking time to make a child smile – that guy is going to heaven!

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    1. He is on the fast track for sure. Thanks, GP. 😊

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  9. Wonderful story, John.

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    1. I agree, Craig. Thank you. 😁

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  10. When I saw this reported on the news, I thought of you and your Friday posts, John. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I can hardly bear to watch the news so I didn’t see this one. Thanks, Jill. 😁

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  11. Yay for Captain Josh! He sure made a little girl very happy.

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    1. I’m sure he did, Teri. 😁

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  12. Great story, John. Some of the best things you can do, take very little effort.

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  13. Pretty much every story about an airlines in the last few years has been negative as that mother indicated. What a great gesture. Glad it is getting the attention it is. The tooth fairy always came through for me, and I’m sure for Lena as well.

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    1. I always liked the tooth fairy myself.

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  14. There ARE good people in this world. Great story, John. Thanks for sharing it with us. πŸ™‚

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    1. Always a pleasure, Tim. Thanks

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  15. Aww… Now THAT is very worthy news, indeed. Especially in these times where flying is pretty much a nightmare with all the long waits and cancellations and whatnot.
    Excellent, Boss! Have a fantabulous Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I hope you have an excellent weekend as well. 😁

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      1. I am definitely going to do my best πŸ™‚

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      2. Date night right?

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      3. You’ve got it, Pontiac! πŸ˜‰

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  16. This certainly made my day, and brought a sniffle or two as well. God Bless that captain!

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    1. I agree, Noelle. He is one in a million. I would suspect he has a little girl at home.

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Such a nice story and so glad the tooth fairy will still be able to visit πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. The captain saved the day.

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  18. Yea, Captain Josh!

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    1. I’m with you, Jo. I hope you have a great weekend. 😁

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  19. What a beautiful story, Boss. The captain came through like a true Boss, making sure that a little girl believes in the most important thing of all- people.

    Great way to kick off the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. I loved it as well.

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  20. What a fun story! I love the JohnKu. Words of wisdom!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  21. Your words are perfect John! That child is going to remember this for very long time and I think that Captain is too.

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    1. I think so too. I’ll bet the captain has a little one at home.

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  22. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Sometimes the simplest gestures of kindness carry the most weight.

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    1. Excellent oint, Pete. 😊

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  23. What a great story — thanks for re-printing it, John, so those of us who hadn’t seen it can enjoy it. That pilot has a big heart, doesn’t he!

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    1. The pilot does have a heart. I’ll also bet he has a little one at home.

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  24. That is the sweetest. Well done, Captain Josh. As a mom of a little kid, that had to mean the world. Not sure how else she could’ve calmed her undoubtedly tired, super upset child.

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    1. I’m sure he was a God send. I’ll bet he has a little one at home.

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      1. You are very likely correct.

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  25. I love this story!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  26. This is too adorable ☺️☺️ thanks for sharing the story. I hope Lena got a nice visit from the tooth fairy.

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    1. I’m sure she did, Lily. Thank you. 😁

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  27. What an amazing story John and one little girl who will remember this for the rest of her life.. thanks for sharing hugsx

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    1. Thank you, Sally. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my post, Sally.

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  28. Awww. That is so adorable. You’re right that it doesn’t take much to be kind and to make someone’s day. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the smile, John.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Diana.

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  29. That was the cutest story I heard in a long time. Just clever and sweet. ❀

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael

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  30. That’s a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing, John! xx Michael

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    1. Yes it is and let’s hope it catches on.

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  31. A lovely gesture. I’m sure the tooth fairy will love the note as well. Thanks for sharing this, John. It’s good to read a piece of news that brings a smile to one’s face.

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    1. I so agree, Olga. Thanks for your visit.

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  32. As people have said a beautiful story. And the ‘tooth’ will set you free. If not, the the words witnessing to the tooth.

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