MANILA, Philippines – When your world has gone awry, a small sliver of hope can be everything to you. This is certainly the case for Maira Elizabeth Nari, who has taken solace in social media amid tragedy.
Maira is the daughter of Andrew Nari, head steward of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from radar screens last March 8, leaving no distress calls or wreckage despite extensive investigations.
Under Twitter handle @Gorgxous_, Maira used the popular social networking site to voice her thoughts and hopes on the plane’s recovery.
This was Maira’s first tweet when she discovered news of her father’s missing plane.
God…. The only thing I want is my father….. Nothing, but my father. I want my father back. :'(— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014
Soon after, she received an overwhelming amount of support from family and friends.
@Gorgxous_ be strong Maira! Will keep him in my prayers alright. Continue praying hugssss— Lynette. (@iMichelleLouis) March 8, 2014
@Gorgxous_ I want to hug you…. Stay strong. 🙁— Luna (@ellefrhn) March 8, 2014
@Gorgxous_ be strong dear, may Allah ease and bless everything. InsyAllah.— Azril (@AziziAzril) March 8, 2014
@Gorgxous_ didn't manage to summarize it to 140. Much loves, pic.twitter.com/lszaoKcgPH— สุรี กรมเมือง (@suryaziz) March 10, 2014
In one tweet she also addressed Malaysian actor Zed Zaidi, after he made a joke about the disappearance of flight MH370.
You know Zed Zaidi, I'm not so sure whether to call you human cause you don't act like one. Jokes about MH370? It's not a laughing matter.— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014
She even tweeted this selfie taken with her dad before he disappeared.
Come home fast, dad.. It's the only thing I want… :') pic.twitter.com/yc6Ypie6Ed— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014
Maira also shared this photo of her father in his flight steward’s uniform.
Daddy. You're all over the news and papers. Come home fast, so you could read them! Don't you feel excited? :'D pic.twitter.com/Jc4TzMSKym— . (@Gorgxous_) March 9, 2014
She was also part of the throng of concerned family members who flocked to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, anxious for news on their loved ones.
Leaving for KLIA in a bit. Hoping for a good news.— . (@Gorgxous_) March 8, 2014
After days of worrying and waiting, Maira still hasn’t lost hope.
Don't forget to eat your dinner. Because remember, your family members are waiting. Stay strong, and know that you'll come home, daddy. ;')
Don't forget to eat your dinner. Because remember, your family members are waiting. Stay strong, and know that you'll come home, daddy. ;')— . (@Gorgxous_) March 11, 2014
Goodnight, daddy. See you soon. We'll be waiting. :')— . (@Gorgxous_) March 11, 2014
It has been more than 100 hours. Where are you? Sigh..
It has been more than 100 hours. Where are you? Sigh..— . (@Gorgxous_) March 12, 2014
Authorities have been searching since Saturday in the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, with no significant updates thus far. – Rappler.com
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