Some heartwarming news is coming out of the Sunshine State after a commercial pilot made many of his social media followers virtually cry after sharing a touching clip of his father aboard his American Eagle flight earlier this week.
“A few bumps on the way, but I’m going to try and make it as smooth as possible because we have a VIP on board,” Anselm Winston said to passengers onboard a flight from Charleston, South Carolina, to Miami, Florida. Giving a little information about the special guest, Winston stated he hailed from “Kingston, Jamaica, born in the small town of Portmore, Jamaica.”
“He migrated to Toronto, Canada, in the late ’60s, I do believe, and then he migrated down to New Jersey, and now he lives in the nice little town of Kennesaw, Georgia,” he continued before going on to reveal the particular person is his father, Ashman.
The trip was a special one for Winston, who revealed that in the almost ten years since he’s held his commercial pilot’s license, this was the first time his father had been on a plane flown by him. He began to get emotional as he shouted his father, who also happened to celebrate his birthday one day before their special flight.
“I’m just trying to hold the tears back, I didn’t think I’d cry but this is a very special and very important flight to me because it’s the first one with my father and I’m just very thankful and very blessed to have my father on board,” he said emotionally. “Dad, I thank you for everything you’ve done for me and I’ll try to make this the greatest flight he’s ever had,” he added.
He ended his post addressing his father, writing, “Dad, I’m thankful, I’m blessed and I hope I’ve made both you and Mom proud.” He added, “I hope you enjoyed the ride.” Winston’s speech was met with mild applause from flight attendants.
(Photo courtesy of Pilot Anselm Winston Instagram)
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