Samantha Snipes of Arkansas was in an abusive relationship about two years ago when she became pregnant. Only 24, she wasn't ready to be a mom, especially with her abusive partner. Then she met another guy online who lived in North Carolina and went to visit him, even though she was eight months pregnant. On the flight she sat next to an older woman, Temple Phipps. It was only a one-hour flight, but they became instant friends and Temple told Samantha to call if she ever needed anything.
Three days after landing in North Carolina, Samantha went into labor and gave birth to a healthy, six pound boy. She asked if Temple would visit her in the hospital. During their visit, Samantha just blurted out that maybe Temple would adopt the baby. Temple had always wanted kids, so she said YES. She named him Vaughn, and now Samantha gets to see Vaughn all the time because she's moved to North Carolina and is only about an hour away from Temple's home.