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Rob Desir surprises 3 travelers at RIC for month of giving

RICHMOND, Va. -- Most people love the convenience of checked baggage, but certainly not the extra fees -- airplane travel is expensive enough as it stands. That's why CBS 6 Reporter Rob Desir decided to cover some baggage fees for people flying, as part of the CBS 6 Month of Giving.

He spotted two people traveling at the Richmond International Airport and offered to pay their baggage fees.

He said that one lady traveling to Seattle was shocked when he picked up the fee for her two bags.

Rob said he came up with the idea because he frequently travels.

"As a traveler, I understand how bag fees add on to an expensive trip," he said. "I thought one great way was to pay for this baggage fees."

But he wasn't done there. He noticed that the sky captain had been working hard, checking bags for Fort Lee cadets headed home.

So Rob surprised him with two $50 gift cards.

Every day through December, a CBS 6 team member will surprise someone in the community with a random act of kindness.

The CBS 6 Month of Giving is possible due to a partnership with Union Bank and Trust.

Watch CBS 6 Month of Giving segments each day or catch up online.