Love letter found written on inflight sick bag goes viral

Helen Coffey

A love letter written on a plane sick bag has gone viral.

The confessional note, penned by someone called “Andrea”, was discovered last year by a someone who was cleaning the aircraft.

They recently uploaded it to Reddit with the caption: “Found this in the back pocket of a seat on an aircraft I was cleaning last year. Where ever you are, I hope it went well for you.” The post quickly went viral.

Andrea writes that she’s “lame for writing this on a barf bag,” but that she’s “bored, my wifi doesn’t work and I’m nervous as f*** so this is me venting.”

She identifies herself as a 21-year-old student on her way from Miami to Washington D.C. But what caught readers’ interest was what she planned to do when she got there.

Found this in the back pocket of a seat on an aircraft I was cleaning last year. Where ever you are, I hope it went well for you.

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“I bought the ticket last night at 4am because I have a huge crush on my best friend,” she writes. “He is flying from Boston to New Orleans and has a layover in DC.

“I actually live in DC and was gonna go up soon anyway so I thought why not, I’ll surprise him at the airport during his layover.”

Andrea shares her plans to declare her love for him: “I’m gonna tell him I have a crush on him. Bold move, right?”

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But, as with any good love story, there’s an obstacle in the second act.

“I’m going to Australia for a semester abroad in four days and I won’t see him for five months so it’s really the last chance I have,” she continues.

“I don’t really know what I’m gonna say but I’m just gonna wing it.

“Why not. I mean I’m leaving so who cares. I dunno man.”

Andrea ends her masterpiece by encouraging the reader to seize the day.

“Anyway, hope this has made your flight a little less boring. Do me a favour and do something crazy today like I am.

“Good luck whoever you are.”

The note has been upvoted 49,600 times and garnered 1,200 comments since it was posted last week, with Reddit users keen to share their own stories.

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“My sister was leaving for University in England (we’re in Canada), and literally at the airport a friend of our other sister shows up and professes his love for her literally hours before she is leaving for months. They are happily married with two kids now,” commented one reader. “She only wound up staying a semester because of that stunt.”

Another wrote: “About 30 years ago, I did something similar. I wrote a letter on one of the pages of a magazine on the plane. I actually left my home address and several months later, someone actually took the time to write me and send me a letter.

“At the time I was a kid and it was one of the most exciting things that ever happened to me.”