After getting custody of his daughter, Rubin Swift went to Phoenix, Arizona, to pick up his newborn daughter, Ru-Andria. Before he left, he made sure that all of the necessary paperwork was in order so that he could bring his daughter back to Ohio.
He had the necessary paperwork to prove that his daughter was fit for flight.
But when he arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport, they told him that their regulation specified that only newborns older than seven days old were permitted to travel, and Ru-Andria had only been around for four days at the time.
Rubin was experiencing an overflowing scare as he did not have somewhere to go and no one to turn to.
Rubin reached out to the only person in the state for whom he had contact information: an elderly volunteer nurse by the name of Joy Ringhofer. Ringhofer was the one who had cared for Ru-Andria shortly after her birth at Banner University Medical Center.
Rubin and Joy had a fleeting connection to one another when he first saw Joy carrying his child, but they were unable to carry on a conversation with one another for more than a few minutes at a time.
Rubin gave her a call, hoping without hope that she would pick him up and take him home, and Joy urged him to hold tight because she was on her way.
Even though Rubin didn’t understand what she meant by that – after all, she wasn’t going to drive him all the way back to Ohio! — he was moved by her presence when she came.
She was going to take Rubin and his daughter into her house and give them with food and a place to stay for the next three days while they waited for Ru-Andria to regain her ability to fly.
This was the beginning of a life situation for Rubin and his child that was unusual but fantastic, and it was an experience that he will never forget.
Before heading back to Ohio, Rubin and Ru-Andria had a wonderful time spending three days with Joy before they had to part ways. This one act of generosity and selflessness meant the world to them.
The airport even exempted them from paying any of the supplementary costs that would have been required to rebook their original ticket.
We hope that Rubin and Ru-Andria have a successful future together!