The week's good news: Jan. 18, 2024

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Meegan Rubin made sure Romey Levine ended her vacation with a hat to remember
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Passenger celebrates baby's first flight by crocheting her a special hat

Romey Levine came home with a souvenir from her first vacation that will always remind her and her parents of the kindness of strangers. Romey is five months old, and spent part of the holidays in Mexico. Her parents Kelly and Jake were nervous about how she would do on the airplane, but while flying home to New Jersey, Romey was calm and fascinated by Meegan Rubin, who was sitting across the aisle. Rubin was crocheting, and with her hands "moving a million miles an hour ... Romey was just obsessed with it," Kelly told Good Morning America. Rubin noticed that Romey was watching her, and noted that the yarn she was using also matched the baby's outfit. With an hour left on the flight, Rubin finished her project and got to work making Romey a beanie. "I couldn't help it," Rubin said. She surprised the Levines with the hat once they landed. "We thought, 'What a cool way to just do something nice for a stranger,' and in turn, light up everyone else's mood," Kelly said. "It was such a selfless act."

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