Baggage Handler Goes Viral After He Was Spotted Comforting Dog Getting on Airplane

Traveling on an airplane can be a stressful experience for anyone, but it’s even more stressful for our pets who travel with us. Many airlines don’t allow most dogs to travel in the cabin, which means they have to take the ride in the baggage area.

But one baggage handler made sure that one little dog wouldn’t be scared on his trip — and after the heartwarming video went viral, he even got the attention of the CEO.

The video was captured by Seven News Melbourne presenter Jacqueline Felgate, who shared it to TikTok.

She saw the baggage handler, named Chad, comforting a small dog in a crate as he heads into the Virgin Australia flight “making sure this brave doggo is safely on the plane.”

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Chad was later asked what he said to the dog, named Cooper, and the baggage handler confirmed he was trying to ease the dog’s nerves.

“I was just reassuring him and asking him if he was ready to board, just like the passengers get asked up at the gate,” Chad said.

“I said ‘Coopy mate, you’ll be fine, hope you have a safe flight, we’ll see you on the other side.’”

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