WATCH: Pilot flies for the first time with his family on board and gives a special message

A lot of us would say that we owe our parents a lot, maybe even everything. So we take every opportunity we have to show them we love them and appreciate them. Most of the time those come in small acts and deeds. So when the chance to make a grand gesture comes, you won’t want to pass it up.

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That’s exactly what Genesis Bernardo thought when after years of flying, he was finally able to captain a flight with his family onboard. His big plan was to deliver a special message to his family members, and especially his parents, who were passengers.

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After the standard greeting message given at the start of every flight (where you can already see his parents getting kilig), Genesis deviates and gives this heartwarming message:

And I would like to take this opportunity to welcome two very important persons in my life, Mr. Paul Bernardo and Ms. Solly Bernardo, my dad and my mom. After so many years of flying in the airline, I have always dreamed of having you on board as my passengers.

I would like to thank you for loving me unconditionally as your son and for teaching me to do my best in everything that I do. I also thank you for inspiring me to never stop dreaming big and making me believe that everything is possible as long as you have faith. You are one of the biggest reasons why I am here commanding a flight and flying this airplane. It is truly an honour and my pleasure to have you onboard. I am so proud of you for bringing me where I am right now, and I hope I also make you proud. Cheers to all the parents who’s always been an inspiration to their kids and to every one of us who’s been inspired by their parents to achieve their dreams.

You can catch his parents tearing up towards the end, and if you watch the video you will too:

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