Well, it's not quite like that, but a British regional airport, in it summary of lost and found for 2019, listed a husband as among items misplaced by passengers.
East Midlands Airport, which serves Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, also listed a rolling pin, medical devices, a walker, an air conditioner and a sprinkler along with more common items such as suitcases and handbags. Not to mention toys, auto safety equipment and a fishing license.
Oh, about the husband. We're not forgetting him, although his wife apparently did, when she left her seat, reported to the gate, boarded the plane and settled in her seat. And then, as the plane pushed back from the gate, she looked up to speak to him and suddenly realized he wasn't there. She notified the crew, the plane returned to the gate and retrieved the husband.
While you ask yourself questions such as "Why didn't she notice," and "Why didn't he get up and board?" we'll ask the big one: "Really? They went back to get him? They backed up the plane, opened the door and took in a passenger who hadn't been alert enough to listen to the boarding announcements?" Well, it is the season when people believe in flying reindeer and jolly Santas, so... maybe.