JetBlue flies a child's goodbye letter to Newtown, Conn.
Noah Pozner, 6, was one of the many young lives taken Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary. JetBlue helped his family remind the world that he’ll never be forgotten.
Victoria, or @VDog on Twitter, is Noah’s aunt. On Sunday, she tweeted that her 5-year-old son wanted a love note to be buried with Pozner. Her husband was in Newtown, Conn., to attend Monday’s funeral, but he didn’t want to scan the note in an email. She preferred Noah be buried with the “real thing.”
She was stumped. How does a 9"-by-12" piece of paper travel 3,000 miles in less than 24 hours?
The United States Postal Service was closed. UPS and FedEx were too slow.
“I need to know if there's a way to overnight an envelope to CT as my SIL wants notes from the whole family buried with Noah. Help?” tweeted Victoria.
The answer was Twitter.
Her followers sprung into action and tweeted at Delta and JetBlue, which had red-eye flights between Seattle and New York available. Within 10 minutes, JetBlue responded, offering to help Victoria.
She delivered the note to Craig Myers, a JetBlue flight attendant working the JFK-bound plane. On Monday morning, Victoria’s friend boarded the plane to get the note with the help of airline staff to bypass security.
“My friends at @JetBlue really took a risk taking on this huge responsibility and we will all be eternally grateful. #LoveForNoah,” Victoria tweeted, who is looking to return the favor by creating a “love bomb” for the airline and a fund for the family.
The airline is now being lauded with appreciation. Twitter users bombarded the New York–based airline with compliments.
“Thank you, @JetBlue for delivering the letters for @VDog to CT today. You are a spectacular company & your hearts are huge!” tweeted @TwinsMa. Airline representatives are responding to tweets saying they feel “very privileged” to help.
Perhaps the friendly skies still exist.
Photo via Peter Cinnate/Twitter