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Flight attendant's quick thinking helps save six rare flamingo eggs on a plane

A flight attendant ended up saving six rare Chilean flamingo eggs during a flight all because of her quick actions.

Flight attendant's quick thinking helps save six rare flamingo eggs on a plane
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Jeswin Thomas; Alaska Airlines | Amber May

Being a flight attendant can be a very demanding experience. One has to deal with difficult people and sometimes mundane requests that people have on planes. Amber May, a flight attendant working for Alaska Airlines for over 10 years, received the strangest request recently when she had to save flamingo eggs. May was on a flight from Atlanta to Seattle last year when she was confronted with a unique situation. According to an official press release by Alaska Airlines, she shares how one of the passengers rang the call button and asked if she could keep some eggs warm.

Representative Image Source: Pexels |  Summer Li
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Summer Li

She was initially shocked to hear this and asked the passenger what exactly she wanted, which was when she realized the situation was quite serious. It turned out that the passenger was a zoo official who was transporting rare Chilean flamingo eggs from Zoo Atlanta to Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo. The eggs were kept in an incubator that should have kept them warm during the journey, but it stopped working during the flight, endangering them. May was quick on her feet and managed to find rubber gloves, which she filled with warm water that could simulate the heat of the incubator.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

The passengers of the plane also helped to keep the eggs safe by offering their coats and scarves for a little more heat. May revealed that she was glad to help and would repeatedly check with the zoo official to replace the water in the gloves after it cooled down. Her efforts were not in vain, as all six flamingo eggs survived. Sometime later, May got a call from the zoo inquiring if she wanted to go and see the baby flamingos she had saved. She said, "I was honored and so happy that the chicks had hatched—all six of them!"

Image Source: Alaska Airlines
Image Source: Alaska Airlines

May went ahead and visited the six baby flamingos along with her adorable granddaughter, Sunny. The Woodland Park Zoo gave her an exclusive tour where she got to "meet and greet" with the flamingo chicks. The chicks were still young and had gray feathers in contrast to the traditional pink color that one sees on flamingos. The zoo explained that the pink color would only begin to show up once they reached adulthood. In a wholesome gesture, the zoo even decided to name one of the chicks after May's granddaughter, Sunny.

Gloria Campano and Bradley Cooper at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024. (Image Source: Getty Images | Tommaso Boddi)
Image Source: Gloria Campano and Bradley Cooper at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024. (Image Source: Getty Images | Tommaso Boddi)

Talking about flamingos, Bradley Cooper starred in a funny T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial alongside his mother, Gloria Campano, a year back. Throughout the ad, the mother and son argue in a friendly manner, sharing a few laughs. Cooper acts as a T-Mobile employee and welcomes his mother to the store but breaks his character almost immediately, as reported by TODAY. His mother was not on board with the pink shirt and remarked, "You look like a flamingo in this."

The mother and son duo are quite close and Campano often accompanies Cooper to many red-carpet events. While they practice their roles for the ad, Cooper's mother chimes in with advice for her son. He is not too happy to hear this and says, "I think I know what I'm doing. I've been nominated nine times." Campano hilariously replied, "Yeah, but you never won any." It's really wholesome and cute to see such a friendly mother-son bond.

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