The recent air tragedy in the Swiss Alps is still being felt by pilots and the passengers who they accompany. But what sets this air disaster apart from many others is the human element of a man facing depression. There was no war, holy or otherwise. It seemed preventable.
Perhaps words of encouragement could have helped, and that is what this particular passenger did. Jai Dillon, a Twitter user and B737 airline pilot tweeted this letter his colleague received from a thankful passenger.
A letter given to a colleague from a passenger onboard his aircraft.. Providing proof that we're all in this together pic.twitter.com/a0NrT3LAtT
— Jai Dillon (@jaidillon) March 30, 2015
“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… You’re making a massive difference and you’re the reason I can smile tonight. Take care and spread love”
“They were incredibly happy,” Dillon told news.com.au. “I feel that the positive message was worth spreading.”
We think it is too.