I was working on New Year's Eve, and it occurred to me that I was wishing all the pilots a Happy New Year, but had not spoken to the radio operator in the Azores that was sharing my frequency.
That didn't seem very nice, so I gave him the standard radio call indicating operator-to-operator message. He replied, and I said, "I just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year from across the ocean."
He was expecting a question about some flight we couldn't contact, so it took him a second to register my comment. Then he came back with, "Happy New Year to you, as well, and all your colleagues."
Then, another voice chimed in - the radio operator from Shanwick, Ireland. I hadn't realized he was on our frequency as well because he hadn't been working any traffic. We all wished each other a Happy New Year from across the world.
It was one of the nicest moments I've ever had at work. Definitely gave me a case of the warm fuzzies. Hallmark should have recorded it for their next commercial. It was so sweet it made my blood sugar go up. We should have all sung "Kumbaya" at the end, except that song really sucks, so we didn't.