Stranger buys plane ticket for Ft. Hood Soldier trying to get home to family

Army Soldier, Keaton Tilson surprised his family over Memorial Day weekend, but it wasn’t easy to make that happen. After spending two days at the airport on standby a Josh Rainey overheard his situation and offered his own ticket to Keaton. But when he learned that the airline’s policy wouldn’t allow them the exchange, Josh paid more than $370 for the young soldier to get home.

Keaton’s mom says he had just got permission for time off the night before. “He missed a couple of flights because they were full,” she added. “He called back a few minutes later all choked up and said, ‘Somebody just bought my ticket.’”

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