This viral Twitter thread about two strangers flirting on a flight is everything
Rom coms are entertaining, heartwarming, and the perfect form of comfort food. But what about real life rom coms? There’s a recent viral Twitter thread detailing an IRL meet cute, and you’re gonna want pull up a chair for #PlaneBae. Pint of ice cream is mandatory.
It all started with a plane seat. Rosey Blair was traveling with her boyfriend and she asked a woman to switch seats so the two could sit together. “We made a joke that maybe her new seat partner would be the love of her life and well, now I present you with this thread,” Blair began.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014122893805015041
The woman and her new seat partner did indeed hit it off. Big time. Blair chronicled every single interaction during the flight, starting with the immediate flirting before the plane even took off.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014123110134665216
Turns out that they were both personal trainers (hence the “sexy fitness buff” look) AND vegetarians.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014123271044960256
They were also apparently both unmarried and LOOK AT THEIR ELBOWS.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014123421050003456 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014123609038737410
Side note: Blair and her boyfriend are equally adorable.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014123845958107143
They were really, really shipping this romance.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014124213886771200 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014124238352076802 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014124380987822080
Things started steaming up even more when the woman came back from the bathroom, casually rocking a new hairstyle (because wouldn’t we all).https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014124501494267906 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014125264274644992 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014126061557374976
This rom-com got DEEP, fast. And we love every bit of it.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014130107433308160
The rest of the internet was hooked. Glasses of wine were brought out. People were waiting with bated breath for more juicy deets.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014129049898274816 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014126945058029568 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014127436567597058
And then..at long last..we got our happy ending.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014130875079028736 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014130994868256768
Also, they followed each other on Instagram because that’s how all modern love stories go down at this point.https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1014133511392059392
Blair’s thread has since gone completely viral, with more than 800,000 likes and 11,000 comments. The guy in question — who is totally cool with being known as #PlaneBae – was identified and interviewed by Good Morning America.
“I walked on a plane just ready to get home and ended up sitting next to a lovely girl and had such a great time with on the flight,” he said. “If there’s a message going out, it’s that there’s still hope.”
Oh yeah, and he definitely knew that Blair was snapping pictures.
No word yet if the two lovebirds have reunited since the plane ride — or the identity of the woman in the story, who is probably (and understandably) freaked out by the publicity of this little meet-cute, but fingers crossed that there’s sequel. We’ll be waiting impatiently, wine at the ready.