You'll find flyers complaining about delays and fighting for overhead bin space on a typical flight. But for one incredible moment, these JetBlue passengers came together in a heartwarming show of compassion and respect for the grandmother of a victim of the Orlando massacre.
Flight attendant Kelly Karas was brought to tears by the compassion of JetBlue passengers toward a woman who lost her grandson on June 12. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo was one of the youngest victims of the Orlando massacre, losing his life at just 20 years of age. His distraught grandmother was flying solo after the tragedy, but was met with an outpouring of love.
In her Facebook post, Karas explains that she had this idea to get everyone on the flight to sign a piece of paper for the grandmother. To her surprise, flyers were not only into the idea, they started writing long, heartfelt notes, which meant Karas needed a lot more paper. People were writing paragraphs, and there was barely enough time for everyone to sign during the hour and 15 minute flight.
Upon landing, the flight crew announced, "JetBlue stands with Orlando," over the loudspeaker, and the entire plane took part in a moment of silence to honor victims of the tragedy. If you're not already crying your eyes out, here's the best part: As passengers were exiting the plane, every single person stopped to offer the grandmother his/her condolences and nobody complained about the resulting super slow deplaning process.
You should definitely read the original Facebook post that's going viral below. Warning: Grab some tissues.