Viral: Teary Flight Attendant Names Cancer Lad As Capt

Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgency: Central European News

Video Credit: CEN/Lusiannet Martinez

This is the moment a female flight attendant fights back tears as she names a young cancer sufferer the “honorary captain” on his maiden flight to visit the beach for the first time.

The viral video was filmed on VivaAerobus internal flight 1152 between the central Mexican capital Mexico City and the resort town of Mazatlan in the north-western state of Sinaloa.

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Pictures Credit: CEN/Lusiannet Martinez

The clip was uploaded to Facebook by netizen ‘Lusiannet Martinez’ where it has been viewed 1.7 million times.

According to reports, little Jonathan, nine years old, was travelling to the coast to swim in the sea for the first time and a video of his dad helping the young cancer sufferer into the waves has been seen 190,000 times.

Video Credit: CEN/Lusiannet Martinez

In the footage, cabin crew member Cynthia Borges is seen fighting back the tears to introduce Jonathan to the other passengers.

She said: “Jonathan, your family, friends and all the cabin crew this evening. We want to congratulate you on your fight that you are doing so well on. And we want to tell you to enjoy your stay in Mazatlan.

“It is your first flight. The first time you are going to see the sea. We hope you enjoy this trip and are very happy.”

Borges also awarded the brave boy with her half wing badge and Captain Christian Dominguez’s four stripes to make him honorary flight captain for the day.

As the other passengers applaud, little Jonathan is seen being picked up by his brave dad.

According to Mexico’s Ministry of Health, one of the main causes of death among children and adolescents around the world is cancer.

In 2018, the Global Cancer Observatory (GCO) said that 18 million new cases are diagnosed each year worldwide and over 200,000 cases affect children and adolescents.

The exact form of cancer the boy is suffering from is unclear.

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