PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva saved the day Saturday.
Several people wrote into KDKA to share the uplifting story.
Was just told Steelers OL Al Villanueva gave up his seats at airport on overbooked flight to Spain so Pine Richland kids could go on trip
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) April 8, 2017
Ronald Hudak says his daughter Maddie was headed to Spain on Pine-Richland High School school trip, when the group found out their connecting flight from Boston to Spain was overbooked.
Villanueva reportedly gave up his seat so the kids could continue on their trip. He was apparently offered compensation, but refused it.
“We were very appreciative!” Hudak wrote.
Villanueva is certainly no stranger to making the Steel City proud.
He served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, and this year teamed up with shirt producer Fanatics Only, LLC to design a line of shirts that will benefit Army charities.