Refused boarding by airline, father-daughter find a home with hospital volunteer

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

Frontier Airlines seemed willing to allow Rubin Swift and his newborn daughter, Ru-Andria, to walk the streets after the airline denied his boarding their flight from Phoenix to Cleveland. The airline doesn’t allow anyone under 7 days old to fly, even though the hospital had given its blessing.

He didn’t really know what to do, so he called Joy Ringhoffer, a volunteer at the hospital.

“I didn’t expect her to say, ‘I’m coming to get you and take you home.’ So, I’m thinking, ‘She is going to drive me back to Cleveland?’ But she actually brought me to her house and [is] feeding me and making sure my baby is alright,” Swift tells a local TV station.

“I had such a strong feeling that I needed to do this for him,” Ringhofer said. “I know he was a kind and safe man to have in my home and he has been a perfect gentleman.”

“We’re two different colors and she opened up her door and it never was an issue. My color was never an issue,” Swift said. “She loves my baby… My baby was with her all night. She stayed up with her. Who does that?”

Father and baby flew back to Cleveland on Tuesday.