To honor their son, Noah’s parents asked friends and relatives across the country to write letters to the boy, to be included in Noah’s casket on Monday.
With Sunday closures at USPS, FedEx and UPS, however, the plight seemed impossible.
That’s where Jet Blue came in, reaching out to the family within just 10 minutes of Noah’s aunt announcing she needed help.
Noah’s Aunt Victoria, who lives in Seattle, took to Twitter to appeal to several air carries, explaining she needed to get letters from Washington state clear across the country in just a day’s time.
Jet Blue quickly responded, using a social media team and flight attendants to put together a plan.
Jet Blue flight attendant Craig Meyers carried the letters, including a hand drawn card from Noah’s 6-year-old cousin, onto a flight out of Seattle headed for JFK Airport in New York. There, attendants Trisha and Heather received the notes, with Jet Blue coordinating the package’s continuation to Connecticut in time for today’s funeral.
The effort garnered a huge response on Twitter, with the hashtag #LoveForNoah used to promote the cause, as well as give thanks to Jet Blue.
"It's the least we can do to help a family that's been so tragically affected," JetBlue tweeted. "We're honored to do it."
Noah Pozner’s funeral is expected to take place at 1 p.m. today in Fairfield, CT.