Last updated: 07:00 PM ET, Wed May 06 2015

WATCH: Southwest Delivers a Truly Happy Birthday

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | May 06, 2015

WATCH: Southwest Delivers a Truly Happy Birthday

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If this doesn’t fill your heart and give you hope that airlines do care, nothing will.

When flight attendants on a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa to Pittsburgh found out one of their passengers was celebrating a birthday, they sprang into action.

But this just wasn’t any passenger.

Mazzy Marzano suffers from spina bifida. So the crew filled a basket with snacks and crayons and served a makeshift birthday cake, and made a special crown for the special girl out of pretzel bags.

Then the flight attendants announced to the entire plane that it was Mazzy’s birthday, asked all passengers to lower their window shades to make it dark, and then to turn on their call buttons overhead to make it seem the room was lit by candles.

The entire plane then sang happy birthday to the young girl.

The smile alone will bring you to tears.


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