The fate of flight MH370, a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of Vietnam, remains unclear. And though the likelihood that any of the 239 passengers and crew survived is diminishing hour by hour, Maira Elizabeth Nari has yet to give up the idea that her father, chief steward Andrew Nari, may still be out there.

Nari has been tweeting her thoughts and prayers over the past few days, drawing countless messages of support as the world waits, breath held, to learn what really happened.

Whatever the outcome in this strange mystery, we can only wish Nari and families like hers get some form of closure. Until then, they’ll hold out hope for much more.

H/T Euronews | Photo by Jason Stevens/Flickr