NBC / Kerry Sanders
Erika Owen
July 06, 2015

When U.S. soccer player Carli Lloyd scored her second of three game goals during yesterday's winning match versus Japan, people around the world let off a round of cheers. As it turns out, there were also some fans doing a bit of a celebrating 24,000 feet in the air. Passengers on a flight were silent as Lloyd lined up to take a shot during a free kick a few minutes into the game, but the plane quickly filled with applause—and a particularly encouraging finger point—as the tense moment turned into roar of encouragement as the ball flew into the net. Lucky for us, someone grabbed some phone footage so the rest of us can see this this warming moment for ourselves:

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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