Bjornson's son Landon Bjornson is autistic, and travel can be difficult for him. Since the mother did not know how Landon would go it alone, she gave her son a note, which he should hand over to the passenger next to him.
The message stated that Landon has a highly functional autism and often asks if we are already there. She also included $ 10 for the person who helped her son feel safe and comfortable.
Ben Pedraza eventually sat next to Landon, but needed no financial incentives to enjoy a great flight with Landon. They drove from Las Vegas to Oregon on Thursday.
"We were kidding, and after a while he asked me not to make any jokes anymore," Pedraza told KATU.
At the end of the flight, Pedraza took a picture with Landon and sent it to Alexa with a sweet, reassuring message.
"(Landon) asked if we had been there several times, but he was a great travel companion, we had a good time and played a few rounds of rock-paper-scissors," Pedraza wrote. "He is a great kid and you are a happy mother."
Pedraza said the $ 1
Bjornson said she was "so grateful" for Pedraza's kindness towards her son.