(CNN) – Even though we were all stuck at home Sunday, the Easter Bunny is still working hard to bring joy to people all over the world. And for an Easter Bunny named Jacinda, that means flying across the world to bring abandoned travelers home.
On Saturday, the crew of the Lufthansa 9918 flight from Germany to New Zealand as one of a number of repatriation flights to bring back more than 10,000 German tourists are trapped in New Zealand because coronavirus pandemic.
After hearing that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was considered Easter Bunny is an “important worker,” a flight crew member “decided to do his part” and brought Easter Bunny as the only flight passenger, according to one Facebook post by Auckland Airport.
“The rabbit is named Jacinda and is working to bring travelers home safely from other parts of the world,” the post wrote.
So with the important title of “important worker” that weighs on his hairy shoulders, Jacinda believes he will do his “important” job.
In one photo, Jacinda is seen wearing a pilot’s hat and a Lufthansa scarf, claiming its place in the cockpit to help pilots stay on top of their game.
And in another photo, Jacinda is shown spreading her Easter spirit to the flight crew as they hold a colored picture of the Easter egg.
Last month, the New Zealand Foreign Ministry extended a temporary ban on returning flights after March 31. “How long is not mentioned,” according to the German Embassy in Wellington.
But the German Embassy has since made contracts with Air New Zealand and German Lufthansa to return around 12,000-15,000 Germans and Europeans trapped in New Zealand, according to a news release by the embassy.
Last Monday, Lufthansa tweeted that 130 rescue flights had brought nearly 30,000 people back to Germany from all over the world.
“For many Lufthansa aides who volunteered for long and difficult flights with a stopover in Bangkok, it was a matter of honor. And now, it is our goal to bring you home safely, “the airline said in a statement Facebook posts.
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