Man Gives His First Class Seat To 88-Year-Old Woman, Makes Her Dream Come True

December 18, 2019

A Virgin Atlantic flight attendant shared the heartwarming story of her new "favorite passengers" on a recent flight from New York to London.

passenger gives first class seat to senior woman
Credit: Leah Amy / Facebook

Leah Amy, a Manchester-based flight attendant, took to Facebook to write about her encounter with Jack and Violet.

"Of the hundreds of flights I've operated, I've had the pleasure of looking after footballers, supermodels and some Hollywood movie stars but let me tell you about my two favourite passengers EVER!

Jack and Violet (I wish she was called Vera or Rose).

Jack and his family purchased seats In our upper class cabin for a flight home from New York, but when he got onboard, Jack went and found violet in economy and swapped seats with her.

He then sat on the row of seats directly next to the economy toilets and never made a peep or asked for anything the rest of the flight. No fuss, no attention, literally did it out of the kindness of his own heart, no one asked him too.


Violet is 88 years old, has been a nurse in both the UK and over in America. She travels to New York to see her daughter, but hasn't been able to for a while because of a knee replacement. Her dream has always been to sit at the front, and Jack made that come true.

You should of seen her face, when I tucked her in her bed after supper. She said her daughter won't believe her, and wanted a 'selfie' to prove it, but didn't have a phone or an email address. These photos are getting sent in the post tomorrow, can you even cope."

jack and violet
Credit: Leah Amy / Facebook

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