Thank you TSA agent LAX, the one with a big heart.

My daughter has her first serious boy friend.  He is a Marine.  This past Saturday he had to fly back to Fort Leonard Wood.  They made it as far as the security check point and my daughter broke into tears saying “good bye”.  A TSA agent pulled her aside and asked for her Drivers License.  She was petrified, then the agent explained,” you give me your license and I will give you a pass to the gate so you can wait with him for his plane”.

Of course it helps that Antonio was in his Marine fatigues.  But still, how often do we bitch about TSA agents then we hear of something really kind done by one.  Made her day.  Made mine too to know there is a little compassion left out there for young love.

11 Replies to “Thank you TSA agent LAX, the one with a big heart.”

  1. Thanks for sharing this story. It is rare to read anything positive about TSA agents. Usually they are punchlines for jokes. This act of compassion meant a lot to your daughter and her boyfriend, I am sure. You gotta love young love.

  2. With as much bitching as we all do on here(yes, especially me), it’s so great to read stories like this now and again. It’s great how one simple, kind act can have such an impact on a persons life. It’s too bad we don’t see it more often.

    PS- Did you tell your daughter about this post, or does she actually read your blogs? If it’s the latter, cool!

  3. Dave..she reads me every now and then. Sometimes she just rolls her eyes and tells me to quit letting the inner 12 year old out.

  4. so now we grovel for peanuts and smile for a pat on the head…

    “thank you sir may I have another?”

    no offense to the OP but c’mon… TSA is security theatre.
    We are being played for chumps

  5. Fraz, that is so nice. That’s more of what we need: judicious, context-appropriate behavior by TSA. Stop pulling the Minnesotan grandmas out of line for full-body searches and start targeting the people who might actually be problems. Help people who need help and hinder those who wish to cause harm.

    You got a good one. Hugs to your daughter. :)

  6. Not to rain on the parade, and the TSA guy was certainly being cool, but this is actually allowed by policy, he wasn’t breaking or even bending any rules.

    From http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1880.shtm
    “Family members who want to accompany a military service member being deployed to the boarding gate or greet them returning from deployment at the arrival gate may receive passes to enter the secure area of the airport.”

    (PS – tell your daughter to tell him “No trips to Big Louies”)

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