This is an airport love tale between two strangers. Jennifer Lowther and Chris Powell are the stuff that romantic comedies are made of. It’s one of the most incredible, touching, and heartwarming stories of how destiny transformed two canceled shows into an almost two-decade-long love story.
Flights Cancelled Brings 2 Strangers Together
Jennifer was rushing to get to Winnipeg for her closest friend’s wedding and crying because her flight had been canceled and she was going to miss it. Chris noticed her from across the airport lounge as tears streamed down her cheeks. He formed an instant connection with her and needed to know why she was crying. As a result, Chris summoned her. They both felt as if they had known one other their entire lives as they sat talking. They felt compelled to be near one other. It’s as if God spoke to their spirits and said, “This is the one I created for you.”
Because everyone’s flights had been canceled or delayed owing to the weather that brought the entire airport to a halt, the strangers soon found themselves at the center of an airport lounge party. Nothing could be done but wait out the storm.
When passersby inquired about Chris and Jennifer’s relationship, they deadpanned, saying, “About 48 minutes.”
“There was an enthralling link.” Jennifer lamented, “We kind of looked at one other and said. Where have you been?’”
“I don’t really cotton onto that kind of idea very frequently,” Chris said, but I just kind of look at her and go, Man, it feels like this has been going on — in a positive manner — forever.”
A Love Story from a Real-Life Airport
Chris made the decision to assist Jennifer in planning her closest friend’s wedding. He had a conversation with an airline attendant and was able to get a flight that would arrive one hour before the wedding. They exchanged contact information before she boarded her flight, and Jennifer promised to keep in touch. She made it to the wedding on time thanks to Chris’ efforts.
The pair embarked on their first date three weeks later. “I do,” they said three months later.
The narrative of their whirlwind love doesn’t end there. They are still married after 18 years and the parents of two adolescents.