When flights got canceled, they spent 24 hours falling in love: “Cosmic alignment, thanks to fate”

Amy Christie

Two strangers met when their flights got canceled because of a snowstorm. Their 24-hour adventure turned into a love story that ended up in marriage.

The happy couple now has two kids and will never forget the wonderful experience that brought them together.

What are the details?

Jennifer Lowther, 29, was headed for Winnipeg, on her way to her best friend’s wedding. She was upset and crying when she found out there was no way she would make it. Chris Powell, 34, was going to Vancouver for business. When his flight was canceled, he rebooked and had to wait several hours until his next flight, according to Sunnyskyz.

When he saw Jennifer crying in the airport lounge, he didn’t hesitate to call her over and ask what had happened. So, she pulled up her chair and started telling him what was going on.

They felt connected right from that instant. And very soon, they also found themselves in the center of an impromptu airport party.

At one point, one member of the party group asked them, “How long have you guys been together?”

The funny reply surprised everyone, but it changed things permanently.

“About 48 minutes,” Chris replied jokingly.

“There was an interesting connection. We looked at each other and thought, ‘Where have you been?’” Jennifer shared with CNN Travel.

“I don’t really cotton onto that kind of idea, but I just looked at her, and I was like, ‘Man, it feels like this has been going on forever,’” Chris said, remembering the first encounter that turned their lives around.

Chris wanted to help Jennifer get to her friend’s wedding, so he teamed up with his booking agent and got started on a plan. Thanks to him, she did make it to Winnipeg at 1 p.m. on the day the wedding took place. The event was set to start at 2 p.m., so she made it in the nick of time.

They exchanged contact information and decided to meet in Toronto. Jennifer credited Chris for “saving her,” and their happy reunion took place in Toronto three weeks later.

Three months after that, they got engaged and soon exchanged wedding vows.

Today, they have a happy family, raising two teenagers. They still joke about that chance encounter that made everything happen and see it as a unique event that was meant to be.

“It was, I don’t know, cosmic alignment, call it what you will, but it was amazing. I’m lucky it happened to me. Thanks, fate, so far so good,” Chris added for CNN Travel.

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