The following letter was tweeted out by pilot Jai Dillon on Monday:
Dillon confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the letter was real, but wouldn't discuss what flight it was received on, citing security reasons.
Dillon wasn't the pilot who received it. He said that it was given to a colleague of his, but he wanted to share it.
"I felt that the positive message was worth spreading," Dillon said.
Here's Bethanie's full letter:
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,
Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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