There typically aren’t many pleasantries flowing when confronting a slew of passengers who want nothing more than to reach their final destination during the holiday season, but it seems one flight attendant wants to change all that.
Southwest flight attendant Charise Miles, 42, grabbed a terminal microphone over the weekend at an airport in Houston and, rather than rambling off boarding information, she instead started belting out a beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
Watch the amazing moment unfold below:
Miles, who told ABC News that she went to college on a music scholarship, said that it was her dream job to travel the world as a flight attendant and to sing along the way (she said that she performs on all of her flights).
But Miles sees a greater mission in her performing than merely belting out a tune here or there: she’s intent on making a difference.
“My motto for my job is that I’m there to make a difference. So many people are depressed, stressed, sad,” she told ABC. They’re going to funerals, they spend a lot of money for flight tickets. … If I can be the one to make a difference in somebody’s life and make their life better when they got off [the plane] than how they were when they came on, God put me there for that reason.”
The flight attendant said that she decided to start working during Christmas after a 2012 divorce left her depressed during the holidays. Now, she uses her talents to try and uplift others as they travel during the winter chaos.
Miles apparently was’t alone either, as Virgin Australia flight attendant Bethany Stagg also recently stunned travelers with her own rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” We’ll leave you with that below: