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This Amazing Love Letter Written on an Airplane Barf Bag Needs a Perfect Ending

I love Reddit. It is such a time-sucker for me. Like I have nothing better to do than to fall knee-deep in other people’s drama. It’s always just so juicy, what can I do?

The latest thread that has me at the edge of my seat is the “love letter on an airplane barf bag” one. Are you familiar?

Last week, a Reddit user ho_riene, who is either a flight attendant or part of the catering crew for an airline, posted pictures of a love letter written on a barf bag by a woman named “Andrea” with the headline, “Found this in the back pocket of a seat on an aircraft I was cleaning last year. Where ever you are, I hope it went well for you.” The letter on the bag is dated February 7, 2018, which is almost a year ago.

Andrea said she’d just bought the flight last minute from Miami to D.C. to intercept her best friend while he had a layover there, so she could tell him she LOVES HIM. She’s leaving for Australia in four days for a semester abroad, and figured it was her last chance to tell that special someone how she feels. I mean, why not take a risk; do something nutty!! On a barf bag though? I guess she didn’t pack a notepad.

Now, the internet is trying to find Andrea.

Personally, I don’t see how hard it can be to locate this love-struck traveler. They have her name, the date, the departing and arriving cities, and likely the seat Andrea was sitting in when she poured her heart out. I’m sure a quick look back at the manifest for that day would reveal Andrea’s last name and some Facebook stalking would yield an instant response. That’s how Detective Tara would handle it, anyway.

Luckily, Reddit users are super sluethy because they’ve already shared the story to other subreddits, even /BarfBagConfessions.

Another question: WHY did u/ho_riene wait always a YEAR to post this????

Did Andrea’s best friend see her walking toward him and he ran to her, pick her up in a tight embrace and spin her around while they kissed? Are they now married with a honeymoon baby on the way?


Tara Madison

Tara, a born entertainer, started shining her light in Connecticut, beginning her radio career in 1991. She's always looked at radio as her opportunity to spread the good word and bring people together. Tara has taken the experiences of her life to different communities in her home state, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Vermont (including upstate New York and Montreal), South Carolina and now to New Hampshire. An advocate for women, children and those in recovery, Tara is very passionate about working with organizations like the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, The Boys and Girls Club, and domestic violence / crisis centers. Tara is considered an inspiration to many, as a career woman, and a mother. She has been featured in articles about powerful women and enjoys being a motivational speaker for groups of all sizes. Tara is also a National Voice Over Artist and focuses her business recording automated voice mail systems for large nationwide corporations, small locally owned companies, and everything in between. Her primary job though, is as a wife and mother. Tara shares her life with her husband, Douglas. Together, they have 8 children; 7 boys and a little girl. (Yes, she will have trouble dating . . ) A title that she has recently added: Gigi. Tara's oldest son and his fiancee welcomed a baby boy in 2019. Her home is complete with a dog, Edelman, and two cats, Whisky and Tonic.