Traveling with a small child is never easy, especially if that kid is having a meltdown you cannot control, and your fellow passengers are giving you “deadly” stares.
This is exactly what Rachel Yuen and her husband witnessed when they were aboard Hawaiian Airlines going to LAX.
Apparently, she and her husband were just talking about offering help to families with babies since for the first time, they weren’t traveling with their own children.
“Needless to say, we began to comment on all the families traveling. Making jokes how we don’t have a billion bags to carry and how we cannot pre-board since we don’t have TK. But then we began to notice the mommies who were traveling alone with their babies and we began to plan out how we can offer to help being we’ve traveled so many times with the kids,” wrote Rachel on Facebook.
As they were talking about how to help, they noticed a desperate mother trying to calm her small child down.
“Mom of three was doing her best to calm her youngest one down. Her oldest couldn’t have been more than 5 years old. I watched her turn into an acrobat, trying to soothe her crying toddler, tossing and turning. Trying to find a position to make him comfortable. She paced the aisles back and forth and nothing could calm him down,” she continued.
To her dismay, instead of offering compassion to the helpless mom, their fellow passengers were irate with the mother “as if she was purposely trying to inconvenience them. “
Just when Rachel was about to spring into action, a kind-hearted flight attendant approached the mother and offered to hold her son.
“The toddler reached out and the flight attendant rocked him… Up and down the aisle until he finally gave in,” Rachel shared.
Although she was not able to get her name, Rachel only had high praises for the sympathetic flight attendant, saying:
“To that flight attendant, thank you for your kindness. It was noticed all around that flight. You gave a mother, a moment to breathe and you have no idea how priceless this was for everyone around to see.”