It is perhaps for the first time in recent history that an incident has been able to touch the hearts of millions of people worldwide. It is hard to remember any other incident that has been so baffling and perplexing than the bizarre circumstances in which the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared into thin air.
It is equally difficult to recollect any other incident in recent times that has been so widely discussed in a unifying voice of human interest and solidarity. The overwhelming collective desire to find the missing plane perhaps shows that humans are inherently attuned to commonality, unity and harmony - the only condition being, they need an emotional instance and a powerful triggering factor to kick-start the collective human traits in them.
Tens of thousands of people, if not millions, search every single day on the internet for any possible updates on the missing plane. Some people have perhaps never prayed wholeheartedly in their lives more than what they have been doing for the missing plane.
The Twitter hashtag #MH370 has been on the trending list ever since the wide-body jet went missing, and has never showed any sign of budging. Millions of users have been posting touching messages on hashtags such as #PreyForMH370.
As fears are growing that the plane could have crashed catastrophically somewhere, finding anything more about the airliner is increasingly becoming more baffling and daunting. But in the midst of all this, there is an increasing hope amongst family members that the flight might have only been 'hijacked' and that their loved ones will return one day.
Here are some of the most touching photos, prayers and even some memes circulating in the social media about the plane. While some posts suggest deep prayers for the plane, some have a critical outlook towards the scientific world's inability to find the aircraft.