Planes & Trains To Paris

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What happens when three men bravely stop a potential massacre on a train to Paris? They are told they will receive the Legion d’honneur, France’s highest honor.

Then what happens when you have three moms who want to see their courageous sons receive the honor but can’t get from America to Paris in time?

Enter pilot Doug Perrill who went to his boss, Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear, and asked if he would be willing to let the moms use Tim’s private jet. “Would we be willing to fly them in our plane to Paris?” The pilot asked.

“Yeah, we’d be happy to do that,” Tim responded.

So three very proud mothers flew to Paris in time to see their sons receive the honors. Goodness all the way around.

See more of this story by Eric March at Upworthy here!

Image by: Moyan Brenn

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