This Pilot Surprised His Parents Onboard The Plane He Was Flying To Singapore

"Surprise! I love you."

Cover image via Mashable

A Singaporean pilot surprised his parents onboard a plane they were flying by making an announcement

Raphael Leong had heard that his parents were flying back to Singapore from Vietnam after spending their holiday in Ho Chi Minh City. 

According to Mashable, the 36-year-old took the opportunity to swap shifts with his colleague to fly the plane his parents were boarding.

In the video, Raphael can be seen using the phone to welcome the passengers onboard the flight

He then announced that the JetStar Asia Flight 3K558 back to Singapore was a special flight to him as his parents were flying the plane he would be piloting. 

"This is the first time in my life that they will be on a flight that I'll be flying. I don't know if they know it yet but... Hi Pa! Hi Mom!" he said in the touching video.

"Surprise! I love you," he added. 

At the time of his announcement, Raphael's mother was actually in the plane's lavatory

"I was expecting her (his mother) to be like... 'Hey, yeah!' But I just saw my dad waving," Raphael said.

Thankfully, his mother Rosalind was ecstatic as she could hear her son's voice over the speakers in the toilet.

Raphael had always dreamt of being a pilot as a career

According to Mashable, it has been a year since Raphael fulfilled his career dream and is now working in JetStar Asia.

After achieving his dream, he wanted to have a chance to fly his parents in an aeroplane in which he finally succeeded in doing so.

Raphael and his parents, Dennis and Rosalind

Image via Mashable

Well, we're sure Raphael's parents are very proud of his achievements and must have been over the moon for boarding the plane their son was flying!

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