Cardinals’ TE Jermaine Gresham Extended A Random Act Of Kindness To A Stranger Who American Airlines Wouldn’t Let On A Flight

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Delilah Cassidy, an American Airlines passenger, dodged a bullet yesterday when she nearly missed her flight back from Europe due to a technicality. Cassidy purchased an American Airlines ‘basic fare’ ticket, which is basically one step above the flight crew tossing you in an overhead bin. You get no upgrade, no carry-on, and your seat assignment at the gate.

The carry-on payment fee is criminal, but a new policy instated by the airlines. This could have caused Cassidy a whole world of trouble, countless hours in a stuffy airport, hundreds of dollars, and general unhappiness. And then Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham came to the rescue.

The 29-year-old Gresham is in the midst of a 4-year, $28 million contract with the Cardinals, so $50 is literally nothing, but its difficult to imagine half the league extending this random act of kindness.

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