When her 7-year-old son had to fly solo to visit his dad, Alexa Bjornson was a little worried.
Bjornson’s son, Landon Bjornson, has autism, and traveling can be difficult for him. Since Alexa didn’t know how Landon would do, she gave her son a note to present to the passenger next to him.
The message explained that Landon has high-functioning autism and might frequently ask “Are we there yet?” She also included $10 for the person for helping her son feel safe and comfortable.
“I thought, how do I make it so whoever’s sitting next to him won’t look at him as a burden but more of like, I can help this kiddo get through the day,” Bjornson told KATU.
Ben Pedraza ended up sitting next to Landon and told KATU “We were cracking jokes, and after a while, he asked me to quit making dad jokes.”
At the end of the flight, Pedraza snapped a photo with Landon and sent it to Alexa with a sweet, reassuring message. Here’s what she posted on FB: