I was having an awful travel experience on Sunday after my SO and I got separated in Chicago due to weather. This was only little man’s 2nd flight ever (8mo old) and he was doing so well until he wanted to go see my neighbor in the window seat.
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!” 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!
“Power of the boobies” she jokes.
She then proceeds to tell me that if I wanted to take a quick nap that she would be more than happy to hold him while he slept.
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 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!
Credit: Evan Hughes