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    11 of the cutest things that have happened on airplanes


    • Plane travel has been the source of heartwarming moments time and time again.
    • On one flight, the cast of " The Lion King" broke out into song while passengers boarded.
    • Multiple proposals have happened on flights, and at least one wedding.

    Travel can be one of the most frustrating endeavors to undertake, particularly around the holidays. Between delayed flights and lost luggage, an attempt at a vacation can be soiled by unplanned complications.

    But on the flipside, when you're traveling 30,000 feet above the ground with a bunch of strangers, you never know what could happen. From proposals to flight attendants who go above and beyond their responsibilities, plane travel has been the source of heartwarming moments time and time again.

    Keep reading for the cutest things that have happened on airplanes.

    This man involved other passengers in his surprise proposal to his girlfriend.

    It's one thing to pull off a surprise proposal on a plane in front of a bunch of strangers, but it's another to actively involve them in the process. That's exactly what a passenger named Andrew did when he boarded a flight with his girlfriend, Rachel, according to "Today."

    He handed out notes to every passenger without her knowing, introducing himself and asking if they would help out by taking photos of the proposal. His note disclaimed he had it all, except one thing — a photographer. With their help, he was able to get detailed shots of the moment, albeit on iPhones.

    The cast of "The Lion King" broke out into song while passengers boarded.

    When it comes to flying, the actual part of the journey where you're in the air is usually the most pleasant part when you take into account the stress of boarding and leaving the aircraft, waiting at the gate, and having to make the trudge to baggage claim.

    Luckily for passengers on a flight going from Brisbane to Sydney, they were provided with free entertainment when the Australian cast of Disney's "The Lion King" broke out into song and performed "The Circle of Life" while everyone found their seats.

    A plane proposal turned into a full-on mid-air wedding.

    Sure, you've seen a mid-flight proposal making the rounds on the internet, but one couple took things to a whole other level when their airplane proposal turned into a legitimate wedding.

    Jurgen Bogner proposed to girlfriend Nathaly Eiche on a flight to Athens, but instead of settling for a "yes," Bogner brought out all the stops, including the wedding dress, rings, a violinist, their relatives, and a master of ceremonies so they could tie the knot right then and there, reported NBC News.

    Southwest Airlines filled a flight with shelter animals who needed to be evacuated from Hurricane Harvey.

    Hurricane Harvey devastated the area surrounding Houston, Texas, in August and September of last year, and not only was there $125 billion in damages, but several Texans were displaced.

    Displaced people also meant displaced pets and shelter animals, and Southwest Airlines decided to lend a helping hand by evacuating pets out of Houston. But instead of placing the pets with the rest of the checked luggage on a regular passenger-filled flight, the airline literally strapped pets and shelter animals into seats on the airplane to ensure their safe relocation to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    A pilot proposed to his flight attendant girlfriend over the PA system.

    During an Alaska-bound flight, Pilot Eric Greener took over the PA system and began sharing his love story, much to the surprise of his girlfriend - and one of the flight attendants - Brandy Hollenbeck.

    Hollenbeck was serving coffee to a passenger when she realized who was making the announcement, and the proposal soon followed. The best part? Hollenbeck had no idea that Greener was even on the flight. According to Inside Edition, she even forgot to say yes at first due to the shock.

    And another proposed to his girlfriend in her native language.

    On his flight from Brisbane, Australia, to Los Angeles, California, Qantas Airline Captain Dooley Ellis decided to make the long trek memorable for a particular passenger, his girlfriend, who was connecting in Los Angeles and eventually going to South America.

    Ellis hopped on the intercom and decided to add a little extra flair to his proposal by asking for her hand in Spanish, saying, "She's traveling back to South America now to visit her family, and I want to make sure she comes back to me in Australia," the pilot began. "So now that I have her complete attention, Ana: ¿Quieres consarte conmigo?" Translation: Will you marry me?

    This flight attendant entertained an antsy baby so his parents could relax.

    Traveling with children can be stressful, especially when it's the child's first time in the air. Southwest flight attendant Anissa Charles took her job duties to a whole new level when she helped out passengers Heather Gooch and her husband with their 9-month-old son, according to Cosmopolitan.

    Charles took it upon herself to hold the baby and carry him up and down the aisle, all the while keeping him entertained so his parents could relax on their flight from Fort Lauderdale to New York. Gooch was so appreciative that she posted her story to Facebook in the hopes that Southwest would see Charles' gracious hospitality.

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