Via the ‘Love What Matters’ Facebook page, a woman boarded a packed Delta flight where passengers were having to gate check their carry-on bags. She had two lap infants and her car seat was taken from her.
A flight attendant informed her that she isn’t permitted to hold two babies, and “would have to leave the flight.”
Another woman on the plane sitting nearby offered to hold one of the infants for the whole flight.
While it was scheduled to be a short 45 minute hop, they reportedly sat on the tarmac for over two 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.
What gesture have you made recently — a small sacrifice that made someone else’s life meaningfully better, someone you may not have even known? Somehow this story makes me want to be a better person.
(HT: Pop Sugar)