JACK AND VIOLET struck up an unlikely friendship while waiting for their plane in the JFK Airport terminal.
According the New Zealand Herald, Violet, a retired nurse from New York, was travelling to London to visit her daughter, while Jack was returning home to the British capital after a family trip to the Big Apple.
As Euro Weekly News understands, the heart-warming story took place in 2017 and has come to light again recently as flight attendant, Leah Amy, who works for Virgin Atlantic, took to Facebook last Tuesday to recount the story once more and to uploaded a series of happy snaps of the 88-year-old’s unforgettable journey from New York to London.
‘Of the hundreds of flights I’ve operated, I’ve had the pleasure of looking after footballers, supermodels and some Hollywood movie stars, but let me tell you about my two favourite passengers EVER!’ Amy posted “Jack and Violet.”
Amy goes on to explain the moving story on her Facebook post:
‘Jack and his family purchased seats in our upper class cabin for a flight home, but when he got on board, Jack went and found Violet in economy and swapped seats with her.’
‘He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight. No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him to.’
‘Her dream has always been to sit at the front, and Jack made that come true,’ the flight attendant added. Amy then shared photos of Violet delighting in the comforts of upper class on the seven hour flight.
Amy’s post immediately went viral, with many Facebook users commenting on Jack’s amazing, selfless act of kindness.
‘What a beautiful heart-warming story, I bet he got so much joy out of his kindness, this is just amazing, I love this, what a guy,’ one reader posted.