Dublin born and bred 54-year-old is a QQ Team member of Aer Lingus airline, responsible for deep cleaning and washing the planes. He has done a heart touching help to one of the passengers, Laura who could not contain the joy and has expressed her gratitude in writing about the incident in detail.
She has left her laptop with very valuable data but could not get the trace of it as the flight too had already left. To her surprise she got direct message popped up on Twitter from a mysterious @lodge_mick, saying, “Laura can you call 0868-xxx-xxx for your Apple Mac thanks.” She thought it could be a scam artist who had seen her Tweet and was going to try to get her to send him money.
Lodge, who has been working for the airline for four years says, “The decency trait in me probably partly stems from the fact that I grew up with 14 brothers and sisters in an army home and at a young age learned to appreciate what we had.” He also credits his supervisor (“My supervisor Shane Ball always demands honesty and decency so that is what I try to give”) and says the rest of his team takes the same pride and ownership in their work, describing them as “decent caring hardworking guys with Shane to steer us in the right direction.”
At a time when the airlines are brimming with negative stories related to weather delays and overcrowded flights baggage stealing, a gesture from a person like Mick Lodge is a heart-warming reminder of the goodness in people and will restore your faith in humanity.
It’s also a good reminder not to leave anything on a plane.