Hostie reveals story behind ‘favourite passengers ever’

A Virgin Atlantic flight attendant has revealed her favourite two passengers – a young man who gave up his business class seat for an 88-year-old stranger.

Travellers Jack and Violet touched the heart of flight crew member Leah Amy, who wrote about their touching story on Facebook.

Leah, who is from Manchester and now lives in Sydney, said the pair were standouts among the thousands of passengers she’d encountered, The Sun reported.

“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! Jack and Violet (I wish she was called Vera or Rose),” Leah wrote.

“Jack and his family purchased seats in our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got on-board, Jack went and found Violet in economy and swapped seats with her.”

She explained they didn’t know each other, and Jack simply gave Violet his seat because she was elderly.

“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,” she continued.

Jack and Violet. Picture: Leah AmySource:Facebook

Violet enjoying the first class experience. Picture: Leah AmySource:Facebook

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

She explained 88-year-old Violet was a nurse in the UK and often travelled to New York to visit her daughter. A recent knee replacement meant she hadn’t been able to see her in a while.

However, it had “always been her dream” to sit at the front of the plane, which Jack made happen for her.

“You should have seen her face, when I tucked her in her bed after supper,” Leah said.

Leah shared the story on Facebook. Picture: Leah AmySource:Facebook

“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!”

She posted photos showing Violet smiling with the crew, and another photo of her and Jack.

The post has since been shared more than 1000 times as Facebook users fell in love with the story.

Avril Brittain wrote: “Jack I take a bow to you that is so good may you be blessed.”

Sophie Claire Jolly added: “What a kind man that’s such a lovely thing to do! Jack has got a lot of ladies wondering who he is (me included!).”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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