Pizza has the power to save the day.
We all know this, but the following sweet story only emphasizes this fact of life.
Passengers on an Air Canada flight were stranded for hours on snowy tarmac Air Canada Flight 608 left Toronto bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday evening.
Inclement weather forced the flight to divert to Fredericton, New Brunswick. The passengers were stuck for several hours and were growing progressively more cranky, as passengers in such a situation are apt to do.
Then the pilot decided to order pizza.
Jofee Larivée, the manager at Minglers Restaurant and Pub in Oromocto, told reporters he received the call for 23 pizzas topped with cheese and pepperoni.
"We told him we could have them made in an hour or hour and a half," Larivée said, adding that she and her staff were "laughing all night" because no one had ever delivered pizza to an airplane before.
The team made the pizzas and brought them over.
The passengers were pleased!
On tarmac in Fredericton on flight #608 flight diverted from HALIFAX PIZZA had arrived! #cbc #aircanada https://t.co/VlXxdbiOty— Bill Karsten (@Bill Karsten)1551747547.0
Passenger Philomena Hughes praised the pilot's action:
"It was something that could have been very stressful; he made it a lot easier. There was lots of help, there were a couple of Air Canada Jazz pilots that were traveling on the plane and they were helping to pick up the pizza and distribute it. Everybody chipped in, so he didn't want to take the whole credit for himself."
She wasn't the only one who loved this:
@bill_karsten @AirCanada Pizza is cheap but buys a lot of goodwill. Trust it was not even AC fault, can’t fight the weather. Well done AC!— George Stroe (@George Stroe)1551830785.0
@bill_karsten @AirCanada @yfcairport when A/C gets it right, they get it right !!— 🍀🇨🇦MamaC 🇨🇦 🍀 (@🍀🇨🇦MamaC 🇨🇦 🍀)1551747760.0
@bill_karsten The pilot was very kind to think of his passengers and kindness goes a long way. People decided to pi… https://t.co/DtsqZIy27B— SHARON TRUJILLO (@SHARON TRUJILLO)1551843159.0
@bill_karsten It appears that the pizza was greatly appreciated. I wish travelling public had a true understanding… https://t.co/a7Cw6iSeXZ— Smisk (@Smisk)1551965797.0
@bill_karsten Great customer service!— CRAIGS CAR CARE (@CRAIGS CAR CARE)1551879463.0
Kudos to you, sir. That was lovely and thoughtful of you––and it gave all of the passengers a great memory for years to come.