Flight attendant tries to kick mom off flight for holding her twins—Then a fellow passenger steps up to do her “job”
Traveling with children is insanely difficult, no matter how old they are or how far you’re traveling.
If you’re going on a short road trip with kids, it’s an unending barrage of “Are we there yet?” and “I’m bored!” and “I have to go potty!” It’s no walk in the park.
Traveling by plane can be even worse.
On top of the stress of packing, dealing with getting your entire family through security, and keeping your kids occupied while waiting to board the plane, you know you’re going to have to spend the entire time on the plane hoping that your kids don’t decide to throw a temper tantrum.
Bringing infants on flights is tricky, because you never know how they’ll act on the plane.
No matter how well you know your child, every parent knows that babies can be unpredictable. That’s especially true for parents of twins.
One mom traveling with her infant twins was already stressed about her flight when gate agents told her the plane was too full for the car seat she had.
She got on the plane intending to hold both babies on her lap, but the flight attendant told her something unbelievable…
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Mackenzie Murphy, who was on the plane behind the mother of twins, shared the following story on the Love What Matters Facebook page, where it instantly blew up.
Over 86,000 people liked the photo, and over 6,800 shared this incredible story.
Well, yesterday’s supposed-to-be easy day of travel turned into an incredibly long day of travel home.
This restored my faith in humanity.
Yesterday, this woman on my flight had twin babies, probably under 6 months, not so sure of the age.
It was a very packed flight so they started taking carry on luggage to store under the plane.
A gate worker took this woman’s car seat, meaning she would now have to hold both babies since they weren’t old enough to sit up on their own in a seat.
When she sat down on the plane, a flight attendant immediately told her she couldn’t hold both babies, and would have to leave the flight.
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A mother sitting in front of me, with permission from the other mother, volunteered to hold one of her babies for the entire flight.
Keep in mind this was a flight that was supposed to be a quick 45 minutes.
We ended up sitting on the tarmac for 2 1/2 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.
My heart still feels fuzzy.
Moral of the story is when you see people needing help, do the right thing and help them.
What do you think of this incredible story? Have you ever offered a stranger help on a plane?
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