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Sage Kotsenburg gets plane ticket home from stranger

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(USA Today)

Sage Kotsenburg was really feeling the love and spoice on Valentine’s Day after he tweeted that a man gave up his seat on a flight so that the Olympic snowboarder could get home to see his parents.

Kotsenburg tweeted: “A man gave me his ticket so I could get on a flight home to see my mom and dad tonight! Gregory Keller words can not describe! THANK YOU!!!”

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Gregory Keller, you are the man.

And it looks like the pilot on the flight had a fun meeting with Kotsenburg, as well. Twitter user @sarahwietbrock wrote: "My dad's got the coolest job, he met & took one of his famous selfies with gold medalist


Kotsenburg returned to the U.S. after winning Team USA’s first gold medal in men’s snowboarding slopestyle at the 2014 Games. For the past few days, the 20-year-old has been charming the pants off of New York-based news outlets and talk show hosts. He joked with Jimmy Fallon about giving Bob Costas pinkeye, and he stopped by Buzzfeed's office to give a guide on how to live a spoice life.

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If America has a new Olympic sweetheart, it has to be the spoicy and loveable Kotsenburg.

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