London, April 1: Just a week after 150 people were killed in a suicide crash in the Alpine mountains of France, a passenger enroute UK to Spain wrote an open letter to the pilots who flew her, thanking them for reaching them home safely.
Pilot Jai Dillon, a resident of UK, posted the letter on Twitter, mentioning that the letter had been given to his colleague and that it has been retweeted 3.6 k times.
Bethanie, the passenger wrote:
"In light of the very recent tragedy in the French Alps and the loss of those poor 150 people, I feel the need to reach out to you and extend a compassionate hand.
At the end of the day, we are all humans just trying to live this rollercoaster of a life we have been handed. I understand an event so horrific as this one affects those with your responsibility more than others, and maybe sometimes a kind word, random but heartfelt, can make a difference. I'm hoping to create a ripple effect and spread some compassion and understanding.
Thank you for taking me home. Thank you for doing so safely. Thank you for allowing me to live the life I do in Spain and split my time with my family in England too. You make the excitement I feel now to see my family possible. I hope you get to see your families soon.
I've had a wonderful flight and hope you have too. You're making a massive difference and you're the reason I can smile tonight."