Every parent knows the stress of travelling especially when travelling with kids. And this is even more when one is travelling with infants. An Imgur user who is a father of an 8 month old infant was travelling. This was going to be infant’s second flight. The flight was on Sunday, the weather was pretty bad.
The dad was feeling dreadful about the whole situation. Little did knew that the kindness and the maturity would make the otherwise hectic experience a beautiful episode.
On Sunday, due to bad weather in Chicago, the said Dad was feeling awful. The infant’s was comfortable and doing well in the flight. This was until the little one went to see the neighbor in the window seat. Initially the Dad tried stopping his son to crawl all over the seat of the woman who was a stranger sitting beside him.
The woman was totally fine with little one’s intrusion. The father recalled woman’s reaction “after brief introductions and him fi-ghting me trying to crawl over to her, she said opening her arms ‘oh just give him to me!’” The exhausted father willingly, gave a nod to her request. In less than a minute the little one fell asleep on her. The woman told the dad that he can take a quick nap while she would take care of the infant in the meantime.
The father said, “After multiple cancellations and layovers I selfishly agreed to give her watch over my precious child so that I could catch a quick cat nap.” This amazing experience was a good reminder that there are still good people in this world. The father posted on social media about the kind gesture of this stranger on Monday. The post got over 1,20,000 views. The post read ”The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming the worst days in a long time.
There is still hope.”