Any parent who's gotten on a plane with a baby knows what a struggle it can be for your little one--and for you! It's always tough to predict how someone so young will react to such an intense experience, and being surrounded by strangers doesn't usually make it easier.
But in the case of one dad on a Chicago flight, a stranger was exactly who he needed when his 8-month-old became restless.
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As the dad wrote in an Imgur post, "He was doing so well, until he wanted to go see my neighbor in the window seat."
When the dad tried to calm him down, he just started getting upset. That's when the woman next to him just couldn't keep quiet.
She said, "Oh just give him to me!"
It turns out, that was all his little boy needed.
"Not 60 seconds later he puts his head down on her chest and falls asleep!" the astounded dad wrote.
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Kindness of Strangers
Even better, she offered to hold the baby while the exhausted dad took a nap on the flight. Who couldn't be grateful for--or inspired by--an act of kindness so selfless?
This dad sure was.
He wrote, "The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming one of the worst days in a long time. There is still hope!"