Stranger Helping a Lone Dad Calm His Crying Baby on Flight Goes Viral...Shows 'Power of the Boobies'
Every parent knows that traveling with an infant can be an incredibly stressful/exhausting experience. The father of this restless little eight-month-old was on a Chicago flight when he was shown the “Kindness of Strangers.”
He said his child started getting upset when he wanted to climb on the passenger next to him. The dad wrote on image-sharing site, Imgur:
“This was only little man's 2nd flight ever (8month old) and he was doing so well until he wanted to go see my neighbor in the window seat.”
Initially, the father tried to comfort his baby and prevent him from crawling all over the stranger sitting next to him, but the woman didn't mind in the slightest:
“After brief introductions and him fighting me trying to crawl over to her, she opens her arms and says 'oh just give him to me!”'
And the father explained that the woman was all it took:
“He (and I, exhausted) willingly oblige to the strangers request. Not 60 seconds later he puts his head down on her chest and falls asleep!”
The woman then responded with the sentence that caused the post to go viral, with over 120,000 views in just 24 hours:
“Power of the boobies.”
And her generosity didn't end there... the woman offered to hold the baby so the father could catch up on sleep. He described the response every tired parent would probably agree with:
“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.”
The father insists that the encounter restored his faith in humanity:
“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!”
One commenter pointed out that that's just how the world works sometimes:
While one person pointed out that it was probably just as nice for the woman to get to hold his baby:
And this user believes that this type of kindness is a normal occurrence:
Although the encounter has restored one father's belief in the goodness of people, his story might also encourage new parents to find the strength (they definitely need) to bring their babies on board.