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Irish lad starts social media campaign to find 'pretty Canadian girl' he met on flight

And guess what – he did!

Our lad Jamie Kelly
Our lad Jamie Kelly
Image: CBC


We know it is, because an Irish guy has been reunited with the Canadian girl that charmed him on a flight to Dublin, all thanks to the power of social media.

Last week, Jamie Kelly (24) from Galway sat beside a Canadian girl named Katie on a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to Dublin.

The pair started chatting during the flight, and Jamie told Canadian news station CBC that he felt they’d ‘made a connection’.

Sadly, they were separated 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 appeared on 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:

katiesister Source: Twitter

The mysterious Katie turned out to be 27-year-old 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.

Aw. We love a good happy ending, we do.

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