If you’ve never heard of a pilot turning around to pick up the passengers who were late catching their flight, that’s because it rarely ever happens.
However, the stars were aligned for the Short family, who just so happened to be getting on a plane that was being flown by a pilot with the biggest heart.
According to Fox 10, the family was trying to make it home to Tennessee to attend their father’s funeral.
Their flight from Phoenix, Arizona, to Minneapolis was delayed by 90 minutes, meaning they would only have 10 minutes once they landed to connect with the flight that would take them to Tennessee.
Once they got to the terminal in Minneapolis, the family watched as their plane slowly made its way towards the runway. The airline worker told them there was nothing they could do.