Man learns of wife's pregnancy from pilot's announcement

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 14, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Florida man who boarded a flight home from Chicago received a shock when the pilot made a special announcement -- the passenger's wife is pregnant.

Audrey Rose of South Tampa said she secretly slipped a note to a flight attendant on the Tampa-bound flight and the worker offered her a thumbs-up to signal the message had been received.

"I have a big favor to ask," the note reads. "I just found out that I'm pregnant and I really want to surprise my husband! I was hoping you could announce it before takeoff."

Rose posted a video to Facebook showing her husband, David, looking up in surprise as the pilot says his name over the plane's speaker system.

"David and Audrey Rose apparently smuggled an extra passenger on board," the pilot says.

The video shows David repeatedly say "what?" as the pilot explains that Audrey is pregnant, eliciting applause from the rest of the passengers.

"He's mildly in shock still," Audrey Rose told WFTS-TV, "and maybe a little embarrassed."

The Roses said they exchanged information with the pilot so they could keep him and the flight crew updated on the birth of their second child.

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