The 'little donut' collected lollies from other passengers, thanks to her kind-hearted father

A devoted dad went to great lengths to ensure his daughter wouldn't miss out on Halloween - despite being on a flight at the time.

He's been dubbed the "dad of the year" on Twitter, after asking fellow passengers to hand out lollies to his three-year-old so she could enjoy a trick-or-treating experience.

The dad passed out packages of treats to other fliers to hand out to his young daughter - who was dressed as a donut - during the Halloween flight from Boston to San Francisco.

A fellow flyer posted pictures of his touching act on Twitter, which have been retweeted over 100,000 times.


"OMG, my heart is exploding right now," Stephanie Kahan wrote. "Dad of the year just passed out candy to everyone on the flight so his 3 year old could trick or treat.

"This is so wild! I had big plans of catching up on sleep on this flight."

Kahan's pictures showed the little girl collecting treats in the aisle of the plane, as well as the "Happy Halloween" flyer the father had handed out to explain the situation to other passengers.

A note asked passengers to give treats to the 'little donut'. Photo / Stephanie Kahan, Twitter
A note asked passengers to give treats to the 'little donut'. Photo / Stephanie Kahan, Twitter

"My three-year-old daughter, Molly, was bummed that she wouldn't be able to go trick-or-treating this year due to this flight... so I decided to bring trick-or-treating to her," it read.

"If you are willing, when my little donut comes down the aisle, please drop this in her basket. You'll be making her Halloween! If you're unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!"

Earlier in the year, a mother and father were praised after they handed out "care packages" to other passengers when they boarded with their 18-month-old twin girls.

The packages included a pair of earplugs, chocolate and a note saying "Hello! Our names are Ashley & Abby. We're twins, we just turned 18 months and this is our first time on an airplane!

"We are heading to FL [Florida] to see Grandma & Grandpa, and Mommy & Daddy said something about a mouse.

"We'll try to keep our cool, but in case we decide to get crazy, we've provided a sweet treat and some earplugs for your enjoyment. Thank you for understanding and enjoy your flight!"

The note was shared online by another passenger and quickly went viral, with thousands praising the parents for their thoughtful act.