They Saw Someone Crying At The Airport And It Kicked Off A Massive Search…


When Amarri Hernandez and her boyfriend Rico Bankston were at the Tampa airport, they saw a sad sight in the security line. A man was being forced to throw away his granddaughter’s snow globe because of the liquid inside the memento. Due to the strict regulations about how many ounces of fluid can be allowed on a plane, the agents pointed at the trash can and told him to “put it in file 13.”

Due to the strict regulations about how many ounces of fluid can be allowed on a plane, the agents pointed at the trash can and told him to “put it in file 13.”

The couple immediately decided they weren’t going to let his belonging sit in the trash. They dug through the airport garbage and found the disposed-of snow globe. Now all that was left to do was to find the stranger to who it belonged to.

Amarri’s boyfriend fished the package out of the trash and took it home with him. Later, when they opened it up, they found that it contained a personalized snow globe. On one side was the image of a little girl and her dog; on the other, a pair of smiling grandparents.

The globe was engraved with the inscription, “We love you Katie, Nana & Papa 1/25/2016.”

Amarri posted a photo of the image on Facebook, and soon people from all over the world were sharing it in an attempt to reunite the special keepsake with its rightful owner. “We felt bad about the situation and want to find out who these people are, so we can return their gift out of the kindness of our hearts,” Amarri wrote.

Thanks to the power of social media, Amarri set out to find the owner.

A week after posting the lost-and-found item, her post had been shared a whopping 48,000 times. With all that internet attention, she was thankfully able to find the rightful owner of the snow globe.

Actually, someone else stepped in to connect the dots; an employee of the local Things Remembered recognized the globe, searched through her purchasing records, and found the family who had ordered the personalized item. She then gave their number to Amarri, who finally reached the family she had been searching for.

The rightful owner of the trinket, Linda Modry, appeared at Amarri’s home the next day, with a bouquet of flowers for the young woman. Tearfully, she hugged Amarri before accepting the globe from its rescuer.

“This was something very special,” Linda told the Fox News 13 cameras. “It was for our granddaughter, for Katie, because my son had just adopted her, on Jan 25th.”

Linda expressed how blessed she felt to have this important item back in their lives, and that she couldn’t believe a stranger would go through all these lengths just to return a snow globe. Amarri, on the other hand, knew from the moment she saw the globe that it had to be returned.

“My mom always raised us to be good to people,” Amarri told the outlet. “If it were me and I lost my snow globe, I would want the same to be done for me.”

What an amazing way to go the extra mile to make a stranger happy! Amarri’s gracious act reminds us of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you’d have them do to you.

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Sources: OpposingViews, Bay News 9, DailyMail. Fox13