Here's a feel-good story that's sure to make you smile. When a bunch of passengers got stranded at @TorontoPearson, all they needed was a guitar, an accordion, and group enthusiasm to turn the delayed flight into #Newfoundland kitchen party: https://t.co/iR8yshA1AK #feelthemusic pic.twitter.com/2WEiIaA9FU— Royal Conservatory (@the_rcm) November 21, 2017
What do you do when you’re stuck in an airport due to an extended flight delay?
Sing and dance, of course.
At least, that was the answer for a group of travelers on Monday night whose flight from Toronto to St. John's, Newfoundland, was delayed for more than half an hour, CBC News reports.
One of the passengers, Sheldon Thornhill, decided to pull out his accordion, and another musician named Sean Sullivan broke out his guitar. A jam session ensued.
It wasn’t long before others began to sing along to the tunes the musicians were playing, and within moments the boarding gate transformed into a concert venue. Some of the songs included classics such as “Grey Foggy Day,” “Sweet Forget Me Not,” and “Music and Friends.”
It was a party fit for all ages as 10-year-old Liam Corrigan stood front and center to sing “Capelin Time” by the Dunne Family.
Of course, cellphones were promptly whipped out to capture the beautiful and hilarious moment. And soon enough, those clips began going viral on social media.
"Everyone was talking about the videos when we got off the flight because so many people seen it, it was quite funny," said passenger Michelle Sacrey Philpott, who posted a few videos on Facebook.
The event has been described as a traditional "Newfoundland kitchen party" as a majority of the passengers were Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, who are known for these lively celebrations.
The social media response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many Newfoundlanders expressing pride in their culture and others voicing their joy at watching how much fun the participants were having.
This makes my heart so happy, Most of my family is from Newfoundland, and anyone will tell you they're some of the best people on the planet. Love love love. @TorontoPearson @WestJet #Newfoundland #Music #Happiness #KitchenParty https://t.co/oNPjiCLW80— Heather Winter (@Heather_Winter) November 21, 2017
I'm so incredibly proud of my Newfie roots! I can't wait to go home for Christmas! https://t.co/jJLylvti7i— Ashley Hackett (@ashleyhackett41) November 21, 2017
Newfies! ♥️ East coasters! ♥️ https://t.co/uyEqnBkBhf— CHELSEA FAYE (@ChelseaFaye_) November 21, 2017
I'm normally the most contrary of Newfoundlander, but not even I could find a way to be grumpy about the NL Kitchen Party ot YTZ.— J. Margot Critch (@juanitamcritch) November 21, 2017
Why can't all transportation delays be this exciting?
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