DETROIT, Michigan — The dream honeymoon is within reach of any newlywed couple, but roadblocks lead one flight attendant to actually fly around the United States to secure their passports. They called it ‘Operation Honeymoon Passport.'
Michigan newlyweds Lawryn and Joe Fellwock are ready for their first adventure as a married couple — their honeymoon.
They had hoped to fly from Detroit to San Juan, Puerto Rico and then depart on a Caribbean cruise, but things changed slightly and their entire trip was one click away from cancellation.
As the plane prepares to take off, Lawryn delivers shocking news.
“My wife looked at me and said, ‘Oh, blank, I don't have a passport. What should we do?',” said Joe.
They did what any young individual would do.
They documented the whole dilemma on Instagram as they tried to determine how exactly they were going to get Lawryn's passport to Puerto Rico overnight before leaving for the cruise.
“I'd say about halfway through the flight we realized nothing we could come up with would work, so I just threw in a Hail Mary,” said Joe.
The couple share their drama with a stranger, a flight attendant.
Dusty Dills, one of the flight attendants, came up with the perfect long term plan to help the couple.
“Dusty told us you know this is what I can do Joe. I'm flying back to Detroit right after this flight. I'm turning around. So if you can get a passport to DTW around 9:00 or whatever I lands, I can take it the next day to Atlanta,” said Joe.
The pair, with nothing to lose at this point, agreed to the plan.
“We had to cancel or change our honeymoon and it was all my fault,” said Lawryn.
Joe immediately called his sister Jackie, and she rushed her passport to the airport and found Dusty. Dusty and a few other Delta employees got Lawryn's passport to San Juan in good time with about an hour and a half left.
“I consider it the greatest wedding gift we could ask for,” said Lawryn. “I feel like the luckiest bride on Earth.”
Lawryn and Joe have finally had a great time on their honeymoon cruise and are excited to go to their wedding reception a few weeks later. There they will be reunited with some very special guests — Dusty and the other Delta employees who helped with the mission.
“We have so many friends and family who have followed our story and are so excited to meet Dusty. So to bring him and his fellow flight attendants into our community. I'm so excited. I hope we stay friends much longer after this,” said Lawryn .
Team work really makes the dream work.
“Having Dusty do all of that for us really instilled faith in me that there are still good people out there,” said Joe.
Delta Air Lines posted about the trip Facebookcommends Dusty and the team's compassion in helping the couple.
“It's so much bigger than me. During this whole process, it really taught me a lot about the importance of teamwork,” said Dusty.
CNNWire contributed to this report.