If you are waiting in an airport, a train, a security line, or awaiting the arrival of a flight home, these five stories are a perfect way to spend your time and make a smile erupt on your face. (Others around you will just have to bask in your glow.)

waiting for passengers-Xenioa Morguefile1) Bi-lingual Sweetheart to the Rescue at Gate A-4

While in the Albuquerque Airport I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate 4-A understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” When I arrived, an older woman in full traditional dress, just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly.

2) Airport Mechanic Rescues Vet Whose Prosthetic Leg Breaks Downveteran-gets-prosthetic-fixed-at-airport-TaylorMorrisCommunitySupport

A U.S. veteran, quadruple amputee Taylor Morris, was traveling through McCarran Airport in Las Vegas with his wife, when his prosthetic knee suddenly broke down. His tool kit was out of reach, packed in his luggage, but an American Airlines aircraft mechanic came to the rescue.

note after paying baggage fee- IMGUR3) Credit Card Trouble at Tampa Airport Solved by Anonymous Dogooder

A passenger at the airport in Tampa, Florida was trying to pay for his baggage fee when his credit card was denied. He stepped out of line to check his balance, and when he came back a kind note was waiting for him.

Holiday Surprise for passengers from WestJet 4) Holiday Travelers Arrive to Find Airline Has Bought Gifts Off Their Wish Lists

Thanks to a team of merry WestJet employees and the power of technology, airline passengers in Canada were treated to a Christmas miracle. 250 people traveling to Calgary arrived to find wrapped gifts especially suited for each individual. (WATCH the fantastic video)

5) Businessman’s Product Samples Save Veteran in Freak Accident at Airport

sq-jumping-businessman-with-briefcase-joy-happy-CC-MiiiSHAn 82-year-old veteran from Cary, N.C. traveling through O’hare Airport had no idea he was about to fall, literally, into a life-threatening situation involving his luggage and an escalator. A traveling salesman who happened to be in the right place at the right time potentially saved his life with a briefcase full of product samples.

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