For parents of young children, travelling with young children can be their worst nightmare especially if they are alone with no one to help them.
In 2017, a passenger named Kevin Leslie was witness to a scene that would forever change him, he saw how a dad brought his daughter to the gate during check-in and it was pure hell to say the least when he discovered that his newly 2-year-old child couldn’t board the plane without a ticket.
Leslie said, “He was hit with emotion,” He mentioned he couldn’t afford to re-book this flight or get her the ticket with such short notice.” Suddenly a co-passenger came forward to say that she would pay for the girl’s ticket, a whopping $749.
In another spectacular encounter witnessed by Beth Bornstein Dunnington on Feb. 2, 2018, she wrote on Facebook about a young, pregnant mother trying to deal with an out-of-control toddler. She said, “[The] toddler, who looked to be eighteen or so months old was having a total meltdown, running between the seats, kicking and screaming, then lying on the ground, refusing to board the plane,” Dunnington wrote.
Suddenly a group of older women encircled the mother and son as if sent from heaven, one peeled an orange for the child, another handed the mother a bottle of water, yet another handed the toddler a toy, and Dunnington sang “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” to him.
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In another encounter, Kevin Armentrout was in the airport with his 16-month-old daughter, Carter Jean who was being exactly like how a toddler her age should be. Thankfully a Samsung field sales manager named Joseph Wright decided to help and as the dad puts it, “He reached out and asked if she wanted to sit with him,” Armentrout said. “He pulled out his tablet and showed her how to draw with it, they watched cartoons together, and she offered him snacks. This wasn’t a short little exchange. This was 45 minutes. Watching them in that moment, I couldn’t help but think, different genders, different races, different generations, and the best of friends. This is the world I want for her.”
This is the world that we all need for our children, but it has to start with us. We have to be the change and show kindness to all who we meet on a daily basis, then we will see the world change, one person at a time.