Southwest Airlines staffer serenades mother of fallen Arizona trooper in viral video

A Southwest Airlines employee surprised passengers aboard a recent flight with an impromptu musical performance, singing “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban to honor the memory of a fallen Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper – whose mother was onboard the flight.

Last Saturday, Southwest passengers aboard a flight from Phoenix to Louisville sat quietly in respectful attention as a male flight crew member belted out an emotionally powerful rendition of the moving song at the front of the plane, AZ Family and 12 News report.

Video footage of the sentimental scene has since been viewed on Facebook over 33,000 times, with many users agreeing that the performance hit all the right notes. Commenters have identified the crooner as Scott Wirt, a ground operations staffer.