Southwest Airlines crew sing Happy Birthday to World War II veteran who turned 101-years-old on flight from Orlando
A World War II veteran who turned 101 was serenaded by flight attendants on a flight from Orlando by singing Happy Birthday to him
A passenger shared footage of the touching moment on Facebook on June 12
The elderly veteran looked happy and waved as he celebrated the milestone
The crew on a Southwest Airlines flight serenaded a World War II veteran who turned 101 by singing Happy Birthday.
Samantha Godwin shared footage of the crew and passengers on the plane singing to the veteran, who turned 101 on June 12.
She said on Facebook: ‘@SouthwestAir being the baller airlines that they are took time out to sing Happy Birthday to a WWII vet.’
The crew on a Southwest Airlines flight serenaded a World War II veteran, (pictured), who turned 101 by singing Happy Birthday
The lights on the plane were turned off as passengers switched on their overhead lights in tribute to the veteran.
The heartwarming post garnered plenty of reaction and comments on Facebook, praising the airline for recognizing the veteran.
In a reply, a customer service agent from Southwest Airlines said: ‘We treat our Customers like family, and we’re so glad we were able to celebrate this milestone! Thanks for sharing, Samantha! -Alec.’
The World War II veteran, who was not named, looked happy with the attention he received
Lights went off on the plane as passenger switched on the overhead lights in celebration
Usually people can reach out to Southwest Airlines via Facebook or Twitter and ask for a special birthday message to be announced by flight attendants over speaker.
A request can also be noted when passengers are making their reservations.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has more than 58,000 employees to a customer base topping 120 million passengers annually.
In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.