Well this is… bizarre.
There’s not much context here, but a 13-second video is circulating of a man handing out $100 bills to fellow passengers on a flight. In the video, the man is seen with quite a stack of $100 bills in a “fan.” There must be at least a few dozen.
He says “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” as he starts to hand out money. It seems like he intends to give money to each passenger. As he hands out the first $100 bill, he says “I don’t care if you want to take it or not, you can throw it out.” So he seems pretty stubborn about wanting to give everyone money.
You can see the video here:
What you see in the video is all we know (as of now), so a few observations:
- My gosh, this guy is awful at wearing his mask, so him hovering over people and talking to them while not wearing his mask correctly is… not ideal
- This looks to me like an Embraer 175(ish) regional jet, but I can’t figure out which airline it belongs to; the cabin finishes don’t at all match regional subsidiaries of Alaska, Delta, or United, and they somewhat look like American, but not quite (anyone know which airline this is?)
- I would assume this video was taken recently based on the holiday reference and mask usage
- What was this guy’s motive for handing out money to everyone? It doesn’t seem like this was some sort of a YouTuber publicity stunt, or anything (though over the years we’ve seen plenty of those as well)
So yeah, I’m not sure what to say here. Kudos to this guy for giving complete strangers money, seemingly with no strings attached, but please learn to wear a mask correctly?
Anyone have more context for why this guy was handing out money?