A lot of us depend on airports for travel — whether it’s for work or pleasure. But none of our experiences with a flight attendant can probably compare to Noah Michelson’s recent trip, which sounds like it’s straight out of a movie.
Michelson, a writer and the Editorial Director of HuffPost Personal, penned an article about a recent experience on JetBlue, flying from New York to Boston. In the piece, he revealed that he’s been flying a lot to visit a friend who’s been diagnosed with cancer — meaning that the trips, while important, are often pretty emotional.
On this particular flight, Michelson noted that he was greeted by an unusually chipper flight attendant named Zach. In his 20s, the enthusiastic employee made sure to introduce himself to every passenger — stressing that he hoped they had an “awesome” day.
One passenger, assuming Zach must be super new to the job to still have so much enthusiasm, asked him how long he’d been a flight attendant — to which Zach replied two years.
Michelson noted that he thought Zach’s cheerfulness was perhaps an act…until he saw the guy crawling towards him on his knees.
“It took me a second to realize he wasn’t looking for something someone had dropped but, instead, was on his knees so he could be at eye level while introducing himself to every single passenger on the flight,” he wrote. “He approached me and said, “Hi! I’m Zach! I just wanted to personally introduce myself to you! Is there anything I can do for you to make your flight more comfortable?”
And maybe the best part of this (albeit, bizarre) story? Michelson noted that Zach’s over-the-top, almost scary enthusiasm actually made everyone on board super happy, and made his trip in particular just a little brighter.
Maybe we should all take a page from Zach’s book and remember to choose positivity whenever we can. Because it makes a difference. So let’s all try to make today as “awesome!” as possible.