Airline didn’t allow dad and newborn on plane. Then old lady says she’s going to take him home

Apr 04, 2018
04:39 A.M.

Although this man was panicking at the fact that he would sleep on the street, an angel came to his side and helped him when he most needed it.


Rubin Swift was static after he gained custody of his newborn daughter Ru-Andria, but when he went to collect her from Phoenix, Arizona, things didn't go the way he planned.

According to Relay Hero, he made sure all the paperwork was right in order to bring her back to Ohio and he had documents stating that his little girl was cleared to fly.

When he arrived at the Sky Harbor International Airport, authorities informed him that their policy stated that only babies above seven days old were allowed to fly.

This was a major problem for him, as Ru-Andria was only four days old, as he thought he didn't have anywhere to go with her.

Source: Youtube/Inside Edition

Source: Youtube/Inside Edition

Although Swift acquired the documentation went to the airport with his daughter to get their plane ticket, once he reached the gate, airline crew members would not let him board with his baby.

"I asked for my money. They said it would take seven days to get your money back," Swift said.


According to Fox News, he was left without enough money to get a place to stay or rent a car to drive them back to Ohio, but he had an idea.

He contacted an elderly volunteer nurse named Joy Ringhofer, who was the only person he had the details of in the state, and she took the pair in until Ru-Andria was old enough to travel home.


They had met at Banner Medical Center while his daughter was in the NICU. "I was rocking her when her father came in and we sort of made a connection right away," Ringhofer said.

At first, Swift didn't even consider the possibility of her taking him and his newborn daughter into her house, as he thought the racial difference between the pair would be a problem.

Source: Youtube/Inside Edition

Source: Youtube/Inside Edition

"We're two different colors and she opened up her door and it never was an issue. My color was never an issue. She loves my baby. My baby was with her all night. She stayed up with her. Who does that?" he said.

The nervous parent was finally able to fly home with his daughter on Tuesday, March 19, 2018, but he has promised to return to Phoenix to visit Ringhofer.

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