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October 02, 2009

Unexpected Honeymoon

Dana and Patricia James have a story for the ages. It is a story that involved bravery, luck, and one man's idea to "pay forward" a forty-year-old kindness.

It all began with a proposal. Dana and Patricia decided to wed. Though they were poor at the time, Dana worked for an airline, so he got first class tickets anywhere he wanted. The two decided to take a honeymoon with a number of different stops across Asia. On one leg of the trip, they met a man on the plane named George Ishiyama. That man would do something Dana and Patricia remember to this day with awe.

Dana James has always wanted to find George Ishiyama to thank him for his gift. George passed away, however. But George's son Nelson joins the conversation to talk about his dad - and to shed light on the reason why George would make a gesture of kindness to strangers. This story originally aired on May 29, 2009.

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