Airline goes "Blue4Ben"

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 7:41 AM EDT

By WKBW News

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 7:41 AM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA (WKBW) The most appropriately named airline in Western New York on Friday was JetBlue, which became "JetBlue4Ben" as it flew Ben Sauer and his family to Florida.

Four-year-old Ben has a brain tumor, and ever since his mom posted his story on an online blog, it took off. "Blue4Ben," because of the little boy's favorite color, has become a movement of sorts. Local groups, schools, and businesses have all been going Blue for Ben and raising money.

On Friday, JetBlue will be flying Ben and his family on a free flight to Disneyworld, but before they leave the flight crew will be making one of Ben's wishes come true; to tour the plane, sit in the cockpit, and meet the pilots.

A JetBlue representative says they are thrilled to do this for Ben, and have plans to decorate the gate in all blue with cupcakes, balloons, and of course the blue jet.

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