Ahh, finding true love: in this day and age, it feels harder than ever, with hookup culture running rampant and the paradox of technology simultaneously making everyone more connected while also causing them to feel alone in the crowd. That’s why when opportunities for true human connection pop up, whether they involve us or perfect strangers, it seems especially magical, like the stuff of storybooks.
One such special moment was witnessed by Texas artist Rosey Blair and her boyfriend Houston Hardaway on a flight to Dallas. They were boarding their airplane when Rosey realized that their seats technically weren’t next to each other, so they’d have to ask someone to switch with them. Their seatmates kindly obliged, and the rest is history.
After hundreds of thousands of retweets, it wasn’t long before other people were chiming in with replies, urging Rosey and Houston to keep a close eye on the situation. Everyone was quite invested and had very good hearts, expressing hope that the potential lovebirds would continue their romance once the flight was over. Luckily, the couple delivered to the highest degree, even following up on a direct message from the man, real name Euan Holden. It turns out the two also live in Dallas, so hopes remained high for their future relationship.
Holden was a super good sport about having their tale shared, and seemed to be a bit excited about the prospect of a new lady as well.
“She’s very attractive, fun, bubbly, natural,” Holden told ABC. “I think it was pretty easy for me to want to exchange numbers with her and get to know her a little bit better. 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. If there’s a message going out, it’s that there’s still hope.”
No update thus far on whether the relationship has become official, but for what it’s worth, Holden has updated his Twitter profile to include his new identity: Plane Bae.