Young Cancer Survivor Given Captain's Microphone on Southwest Flight

A young cancer survivor was handed the pilot’s intercom to welcome aboard his fellow passengers before his flight took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 23.

Five-year-old Luke Liedy was travelling home to North Carolina after enjoying an Easter holiday with his family. Luke’s mother, Rachalle Liedy, captured the moment the “two-time cancer survivor” was able to visit the flight deck prior to his flight.

“He just received news that he was still in remission from cancer a week earlier,” she told Storyful.

Luke’s father, Bill Liedy, shared the video on Twitter and thanked Southwest Airlines for “making a young cancer survivor’s day”. Credit: Rachalle Liedy via Storyful

Video transcript

- OK.

OK, ready? You push this button right now. Ready? 1, 2, 3.

- Welcome aboard. We're going to North Carolina.

- Perfect.

- OK.

- OK, ready?

- You push this button right now. Ready? 1, 2, 3.

- Welcome aboard. We're going to North Carolina.

- Perfect.

- OK.

- OK, ready? You push this button right now. Ready? 1, 2, 3.

- Welcome aboard. We're going to North Carolina.

- Perfect.

- OK.

- OK, ready? Push this button right now. Ready? 1, 2, 3.

- Welcome aboard. We're going to North Carolina.

- Perfect.

- OK.

- OK, ready?

- Push this button right now. Ready? 1, 2, 3.

- Welcome aboard. We're going to North Carolina.

- Perfect.

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