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Airplane Employee Look After Passenger’s Pet Fish for 4 Months

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After Passenger Couldn’t Take Pet Fish on Plane, Airplane Employee Offers to Take Care of It for Almost 4 Months

When Kira Rumfola couldn’t take her pet fish, Theo, on her flight back home for the summer, a Southwest employee offered to take care of the fish in her absence.

Before boarding the plane, a customer service agent, Ismael, explained to Rumfola and her father that her fish wasn’t allowed inside. After discussing all their options, nothing seemed to work out.

Airplane Employee Look After Passenger's Pet Fish for 4 Months
L to R: Jamee, Kira (with Theo), and Ismael / Credit: Southwest Airlines

That’s when Ismael said he would be willing to keep Theo safe until Rumfola came back. Grateful, Rumfola accepted the kind offer and the two swapped numbers to keep in touch.

Ismael and his fiancé, Jamee, kept Rumfola updated via text messages. They regularly sent her pictures of Theo, and even bought the growing fish a bigger bowl to keep him comfortable.

Below are some text messages exchanged between Rumfola and Ismael.

Airplane Employee Look After Passenger's Pet Fish for 4 Months
Airplane Employee Look After Passenger's Pet Fish for 4 Months

After almost four months later, Rumfola finally returned to Tampa for her sophomore year. She met up with Ismael and Jamee and was happily reunited with Theo.

The couple let Rumfola know that if she ever needed anything else that she could reach out and ask.

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