In late 2014 I wrote about Bette Nash, the world’s most senior flight attendant. She had been flying for 57 years, and seemed like an absolute gem. At the time The Boston Globe created a video about her, highlighting the “lifetime of lessons” she learned from 30,000 feet:
My favorite part was what she found to universally be true:
“But Bette, as she approaches her birthday on New Year’s Eve, says she has found something that seems universal and true.
‘People want a little love. And I don’t mean a lot of hugging and everything, even though we might do that. But this is the big thing: People need attention. You can’t buy love. You can’t buy attention. But people need this.’
‘And it’s for free,’ Bette says. ‘You can give this to people for free.'”