Baby Refuses To Stop Crying. Stewardess Leads Mom To Back Of Plane And His Act Is Captured
FaithTap Staff 4/17/2017
There is one group of people who doesn't necessarily care for the convenience of air travel as much as others. We speak of course of babies and little children!
Plane rides can be uncomfortable at best when traveling alone, but can become even more so when you have little ones to look after. The tight quarters, the confined seats, and the inability to run around, no doubt are the perfect making of a very unhappy child.
Carrie Jaboor, who is from Pennsylvania, was recently on a Southwest flight seated behind a mother traveling alone with her two young girls. As it's bound to happen, sometime during the flight, the littlest one lost it and started crying without any signs of stopping.
Surely this was making the other passengers a bit crazy - so a flight attendant approached the mother and asked her to do something unusual. Carrie recalls hearing:
"This Southwest employee asked the mother to come to the back of the plane with him."
Any parent at this point probably thinks they will be reprimanded in some form, and this is what Carrie expected too.
She couldn't help but turn around to see what was going on and to her surprise this is what she saw:
"I looked back and saw him blowing bubbles for the little girl until she stopped crying as he was also giving tissues to the mother and consoling her as she was crying too."
The baby of course had stopped crying and fell for the bubbles. She was happily entertained thanks to this sweet trick by the flight attendant.
Carrie noted what most of us are thinking right now...
"There are some seriously kind people in this world."
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Carrie was so moved by what she saw that she posted the incident on Facebook, only for it to go viral. Clearly, there were a lot of other people too who thought this to be one of the best ways to handle the situation.
There is no shortage of tips on the internet on how to travel better with young kids. From the practical, like bring extra snacks and toys, to the funny of leaving goodie bags for fellow passengers as an advance apology for any loud crying.
Chances are though that no matter what you do, you can't please all passengers and nor can one control and predict a child's behavior.
But thanks to helpful flight attendants and passengers like Carrie who take the time to share acts of kindness, hopefully parents can be a little more brave about traveling with kids!
Sources: Facebook/Love What Matters, Slate, Chabad