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Plane passenger gives first class seat to 88-year-old woman to fulfill her dream

Man gives first class seat to elderly
Jack with Violet, the 88-year-old retired nurse he gave his first class seat to.  Image: Facebook/Leah Amy

A plane passenger fulfilled the dream of an 88-year-old woman after he swapped his luxurious upper-class seat with her economy seat.

The heartwarming story was shared on Facebook by Leah Amy, a Manchester-based flight attendant of British airline Virgin Atlantic, as per the New Zealand Herald on Dec. 16. In Leah’s post on Dec. 11, she shared photos showing the man, Jack, and the elderly woman, Violet, while they were inside the plane.

As a flight attendant, Leah said she has had the pleasure of looking after movie stars, athletes and supermodels, but it seems no personality big or famous can beat her two favorite passengers of all time: Jack and Violet.

Jack and his family purchased seats In our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got onboard, Jack went and found Violent in economy and swapped seats with her,” Leah said.

It is understood that the airline’s upper-class section is the counterpart of the traditional first class of most airlines.

Of the hundreds of flights I’ve operated, I’ve had the pleasure of looking after footballers, supermodels and some…

Posted by Leah Amy on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Leah added that Jack had no qualms sitting on the row of seats directly beside the economy toilets and did not ask for anything for the duration of the flight.

“No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him to,” she said.

Leah’s post has garnered over 10,000 reactions thus far, inspiring netizens the world over with the moving story of Jack and Violet. In one photo, Violet can be seen grinning for the camera while sitting comfortably in her luxe seat, with plates of fruit and dessert before her, complete with a glass of red wine. 

Violet is a retired nurse and has worked both in the United Kingdom and the United States, as per Leah. She flies to New York to see her daughter, but had to put off her trip for quite some time after getting a knee replacement.

Her dream has always been to sit at the front, and Jack made that come true,” Leah added. You [should have] seen her face, when I tucked her in her bed after supper. She said her daughter won’t believe her, and wanted a ‘selfie’ to prove it, but didn’t have a phone or an email address. These photos are getting sent in the post tomorrow, can you even cope[?]”  Cody Cepeda /ra


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