Well, yesterday’s supposed-to-be easy day of travel turned into an incredibly long day of travel home. This restored my faith in humanity.
Yesterday, this woman on my flight had twin babies, probably under 6 months, not sure of the age. It was a packed flight, so they started taking carry on luggage to store under the plane.
A gate worker took this woman’s car seat, meaning she would now have to hold both babies since they weren’t old enough to sip on their own in a seat. When she sat down on the plane, a flight attendant immediately told her she couldn’t hold both babies and would have to leave the flight. A mother sitting in front of me, with permission from the other mother, volunteered to hold one of her babies for the entire flight. Keep in mind this was a flight that was supposed to be quick 45 minutes.
We ended up sitting on the tarmac for 2 ½ hours! Without a complaint, this woman fed the other woman’s baby and burped him. Her own daughter started crying. This mom, so calmly, went on to explain to her young daughter that ‘our job is to help other people. This mom is all by herself with no help, and really needs another mom to help.’
She then went on to hold him, sing him songs, and then he slept the entire flight without even a cry. My heart still feels fuzzy.
Moral of the story is when you see people needing help, do the right thing and help them.
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