This Viral Airplane Love Letter (Written on a Barf Bag) Feels Straight Out of a Romantic Comedy

"So I bought the ticket last night at 4 am because I have a huge crush on my best friend."

Updated 01/10/19

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Life appears to be imitating rom-com art through a viral airplane love letter that feels like the makings of the next great blockbuster.

One Reddit user came across a handwritten note on an airplane sick bag (doesn't sound that endearing, but stay with us) that a previous seat occupant named Andrea had penned, then posted the images to the site nine days ago. "Found this in the back pocket of a seat on an aircraft I was cleaning last year. Where ever you are, I hope it went well for you," the letter's current keeper wrote alongside the thread.

As the photos show, the message begins, "If you're reading this, hello :) My name is Andrea and I am incredibly bored. Right now this flight is going from Miami to DC. I’m 21."

The writer then explains her traveling situation (this is where the film potential comes in). "So I bought the ticket last night at 4am because I have a huge crush on my best friend. He’s flying from Boston to New Orleans and has a layover in D.C. I actually live in D.C. and was gonna go up soon anyway, so I thought why not, I’ll surprise him at the airport during his layover. I’m gonna tell him I have a crush on him. Bold move, right?" Colin Firth's Love Actually character would be SO unbelievably proud.

As for the timing behind Andrea's impromptu confession, the note revealed that she had only four days until she left for a semester abroad in Australia. "I won't see him for five months so it's really the last chance I have," she continues. "I don't really know what I'm gonna say but I'm just gonna wing it. Why not I mean I'm leaving so who cares. I dunno man wish me luck whoever you are."

Seemingly calming her nerves, the brazen woman went on. "Yeah yeah I'm lame for writing this on a barf bag but I'm bored, my WiFi doesn't work, and I'm nervous as f*ck so this is me venting."

Her final note addressed her future unknown reader. "Anyway hope this has made your flight a little less boring," she concluded. "Do me a favor and do something a little crazy today like I am. Good luck whoever you are."

There's no word on whether the letter's recipient followed her command or how the author's reunion went down, but the thread has since earned almost 50,000 engagements and over 1,200 comments. Hopefully each interaction transferred to a bit of extra luck in Andrea's favor. Wherever she and her crush may be, we can only hope their story panned out as magically as the movies. (Film directors, take note.)

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