Southwest crew celebrates kid’s birthday on flight to Sacramento

It’s not all fights on flights these days. There are some wonderful moments, too. A mother in Lincoln reached out to KCRA 3 to say how grateful she was after members of a Southwest airlines crew went “above and beyond” to celebrate her son’s 11th birthday. Trinity Cooney said she had mentioned Mason’s birthday to staff while boarding a flight Sunday from Seattle to Sacramento, hoping that the crew would mention it on the loudspeaker. Instead, they walked Mason up to the front of the plane and had all the passengers sing to him after everyone lowered their window shades and turned on reading lights as “candles.” The crew also presented him with some creative gifts – a crown made from snack bags and a two-tiered paper “cake” made with toilet paper that had handwritten messages and decorations.“It just made my mom heart burst,” Trinity Cooney told us . “Human kindness does exist in the midst of crazy travel delays. A woman in the plane commented — he will remember that forever and I believe that many people will remember it forever!”A flight attendant captured the moment in the video leading this story for the family.Do you have a “news we love” tip to share? Reach out to us on Facebook or send a message to news@kcra.com.

It’s not all fights on flights these days. There are some wonderful moments, too.

A mother in Lincoln reached out to KCRA 3 to say how grateful she was after members of a Southwest airlines crew went “above and beyond” to celebrate her son’s 11th birthday.

Trinity Cooney said she had mentioned Mason’s birthday to staff while boarding a flight Sunday from Seattle to Sacramento, hoping that the crew would mention it on the loudspeaker.

Instead, they walked Mason up to the front of the plane and had all the passengers sing to him after everyone lowered their window shades and turned on reading lights as “candles.”

The crew ook presented him with some creative gifts – a crown made from snack bags and a two-tiered paper “cake” made with toilet paper That had handwritten messages and decorations.

“It just made my mom heart burst,” Trinity Cooney told us. “Human kindness does exist in the midst of crazy travel delays. A woman in the plane commented — he will remember that forever and I believe that many people will remember it forever!”

A flight attendant captured the moment in the video leading this story for the family.


Do you have a “news we love” tip to share? Reach out to us on Facebook or send a message to news@kcra.com.

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