Watch A Plane Full Of People Sing 'Happy Birthday' To This 101-Year-Old WWII Vet

Such a beautiful moment.

When one World War II veteran boarded a flight just before his 101st birthday, he probably wasn't expecting all the passengers to sing to him — but that's exactly what happened. 

The event was filmed in a video posted to Facebook and shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page. In it, we see passengers onboard a Southwest Airline hear a crew member announce the vet's birthday. 

Then, the vet — who was also traveling with his wife of 75 years — stood in the middle of the aisle with all of the overhead lights turned on to mimic the appearance of candles. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday" and broke into applause. Finally, the crew member asked the vet to make a wish and blow out the "candles," just as everyone reached up and turned off their lights.


"Ugh, now my eyes are sweating," one person commented on the video.

This isn't the first time an airline has gone above and beyond for their customers; in April, Turkish Airlines helped deliver a baby mid-flight. And in 2015, Southwest helped one family celebrate their daughter, a 4-year-old with Spina bifida, on her birthday, too.

Cover image via Have a nice day Photo I Shutterstock


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