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Passenger's Thank-You Note To Pilot Goes Viral, Lifts Spirits Worldwide

03/31/2015 05:50 pm ET | Updated Apr 01, 2015

It never hurts to say "thank you."

Bethanie, an appreciative flyer who splits her time between Spain and England, apparently knows this better than most. The passenger reportedly slipped this thank-you note to the pilots on her flight home. One then showed it to a friend who posted the message to Twitter on Monday:

Bethanie's kind words follow last week's Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is believed to have deliberately crashed the aircraft. All 150 people on board died.

Jai Dillon, the man who sent the tweet, confirmed the note was real to BuzzFeed but declined to give more details, including the flight Bethanie was on, due to security reasons. According to the London Evening Standard, he said he wanted to "share the positive message."

The letter reads:

Dear pilots of the plane taking me home,

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.

Take care and spread love. Kindest regards,
Bethanie.

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