Sage Kotsenburg gets plane ticket home from stranger

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 @sagekotsenburg"


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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