Passenger Writes Heartfelt Letter To Pilots Who Got Her Home Safely (Photo)

Pilots fly passengers thousands of feet into the air and land massive airplanes, but they rarely receive more than a cursory "thanks" at the door.

After last week's Germanwings plane crash at the hand of its copilot, a traveler, known only as Bethanie, penned a note to her pilots during a flight.

The handwritten note, tweeted by the pilots' colleague, Jai Dillon, shows an incredible amount of compassion for airline employees doing a difficult – but often thankless – job.

Dillon was reached out to for comment, but he declined to share names or locations for security reasons.

He added, however,

I felt that the positive message was worth spreading.

Perhaps we all owe our pilots a little more thanks for the challenging job they do.

Dillon, a pilot himself, shared the letter on Twitter.

A letter given to a colleague from a passenger onboard his aircraft.. Providing proof that we're all in this together — Jai Dillon (@jaidillon) March 30, 2015

The full letter reads:

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

Citations: Passengeru2019s emotional letter to pilots who flew her home safely (Metro)