Daughter of missing plane’s head steward holds heartbreaking Twitter vigil

Three days after a commercial jet's disappearance, hope survives.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Mar 10, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 3:55 pm CDT

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.

God…. The only thing I want is my father….. Nothing, but my father. I want my father back. :'(

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014

Come home fast, dad.. It’s the only thing I want… :’) pic.twitter.com/yc6Ypie6Ed

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014

I’d like to thank everyone for their concern towards my dad and the whole passengers of flight #MH370. Only God can repay your kindness. :’)

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014

I really do hope that people will stop spreading rumours and all those edit photos and ect or anything as it effects my feelings.

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014

Daddy. It’s almost 24 hours. When will you be back home? I’ll be waiting, all of us are. Goodnight, daddy. :’)

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014

Daddy. You’re all over the news and papers. Come home fast, so you could read them! Don’t you feel excited? :’D pic.twitter.com/Jc4TzMSKym

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014

Don’t you blame the pilot. It is truly a big responsibility for them as they are bringing hundreds of life behind their back. Thank you.

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014

Was having my lunch earlier, and I told myself, ” Dad must be hungry “. Sigh…, where are you? :'(

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014

My dad and all the other crews, together with the passengers of MH370 must be so happy that the whole world is praying for them! :’D

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014

Normally at this hour, before my dad goes to bed, he would tell me this, ” Don’t sleep so late okay “, hahaha. :’3 Goodnight, daddy. :’)

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014

Since almost everybody is asking about my mom, she’s okay. She’s standing real strong. & with the support we received, we’re okay.

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 10, 2014

& until today, we are still waiting for you, dad. ;’) pic.twitter.com/wk4pBFm29Q

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 10, 2014

I’m tired; my feelings, my body, my mind. Sigh..

— . (@Gorgxous_) March 10, 2014

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  

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*First Published: Mar 10, 2014, 1:37 pm CDT