Just last week, Jamie Kelly (24 years of age) from Galway sat beside a Canadian girl named Katie on a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to Dublin.
he pair began chatting during the flight, and Jamie told the Canadian news station CBC that he felt they’d ‘made a connection’.
They were separated sadly, once they left the plane. After the usually reliable Facebook search failed to produce any results, friends of Jamie’s started the #loveatfirstflight hashtag on Twitter in the hopes of bringing them together again.
Jamie then appeared on Irish National Radio ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’ on Today FM on Friday – but it wasn’t until his story was picked up by Canadian media that he made a breakthrough.
Katie’s sister got in touch with a friend of Jamie’s on Twitter, saying she was certain she knew who they were talking about:
The mysterious Katie turned out to be 27-year-old Canadian Katie Moreau of Nova Scotia – she revealed she tried to find Jamie after they left the plane, but didn’t want to seem too desperate.
She told CBC News that she’s ‘flattered’ Jamie did all this to find her:
When I was on the plane I talked to him incessantly because I had just been travelling for two months in Italy and Spain, and it was just so nice to be around English speaking people… plus he was very easy on the eyes.
Jamie says that he has been chatting to Katie online, and the pair plan to meet next week.
This is truly love at first sight. We hope for a happy ending.