A mum prepped her fellow plane passengers with a lovely gift ahead of their 10-hour flight in case her baby began to cry.
We’ve all been there. You’re on a crowded plane, thousands of miles in the air with no chance of escape, and a baby starts crying.
No matter where you’re seated, the baby seems to be right behind you, and no matter how loud you turn your headphones, it’s not enough to drown them out.
As frustrating as it is for all those subjected to the cries, it’s even more stressful for the baby’s carers. Not only do they have to try and quiet their distressed child, but they also have to deal with the judgement of everyone around them.
There’s not many people who’ll sympathise with the adults, either. Everyone without children thinks ‘god, just shut it up!’; parents who’ve managed to steal away on a child-free holiday are frustrated at the lack of a relaxing environment, and anyone else with a baby is just glad theirs isn’t the one bawling.
But one mum came prepared, and decided to sweeten up her fellow holiday-makers for their 10-hour flight from Seoul, South Korea, to San Francisco, USA.
The thoughtful parent prepared goodie bags for everyone else on the plane, complete with sweets and ear plugs to help drown out the potential noise.
The treats were accompanied with a note, which explained how the young child was only four months old, and had never flown before.
Hello, I’m Junwoo and I’m four months old. Today, I am going to the US with my mom and grandmom to see my aunt.
I’m a little bit nervous and scary because it’s my first flight in my life, which means that I may cry or make too much noise. I will try to go quietly, though I can’t make any promises. Please excuse me.
So my mom prepared a little goodie bag for you! It has some candies and earplugs. Please use it when it’s too noisy because of me. Enjoy your trip. Thank you.
As it turns out, however, Junwoo was the perfect passenger, and didn’t let out a peep on the plane. Dave Corona, one of the people travelling on the flight, took to Facebook to praise the mother for her kind gesture.
A very touching gesture by the mother but as you know when you have kids expect the unexpected. Not a peep out of the kid.
Take note, travelling parents everywhere!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.