A woman took her pregnancy announcement to new heights, quite literally. When Lisa Sadiwnyk found out that she is expecting a baby with her husband Eric during a holiday in Las Vegas, she decided to wait a few days before revealing the big news to her partner.
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On the flight home to Philadelphia, Lisa called on the help of the cabin crew and pilot to deliver the all-important message. She sent a note to the pilot, asking him to make the announcement over the tannoy, much to the surprise of her husband and fellow passengers.
Lisa Sadiwnyk asked the pilot to read her baby announcement over the tannoy
"We'd like to do something special for our lucky winners who won big here at Las Vegas, Nevada," said the pilot. "Now we'd like to draw your attention to seat 29E where you'll find Eric who's travelling with his wife Lisa.
"Well Eric, although you didn't strike it rich here in Las Vegas you did hit the jackpot. Congratulations you're about to be a dad."
"I don't get a lot of opportunity to surprise my husband, and it's such a happy surprise," said Lisa
As applause and squeals of happiness resounded throughout the cabin, Lisa wept tears of joy. The news gradually sunk in for Eric, who teared up as he turned to kiss his wife.
The sweet moment was captured on camera by Lisa, who later uploaded the clip on Facebook. She explained that she hoped the video would go viral, which it did with over 244,000 views, so that she could thank the American Airlines crew again.
"She was crying and I was crying. I was shocked at first and I was excited," said husband Eric
"I don't get a lot of opportunity to surprise my husband, and it's such a happy surprise," Lisa said on the Today show. "I just thought it would be fun to really catch him off guard and surprise him with great news."
"The pilot could have just read it monotone and like every other airline announcement," she said. "He really went out of his way to make it special for us and the whole crew that took my letter. They definitely went over and above and I hope they had fun with it, too."
Eric recalled: "I wasn't paying that much attention to what was going on. The last thing you expect is for him to be talking to you. By the time he said my name, and 'Congratulations, you're pregnant,' I looked to her and she was crying and I was crying. I was shocked at first and I was excited."