A helping hand: Woman's amazing story of how strangers helped her with her son during a flight

A helping hand: Woman's amazing story of how strangers helped her with her son during a flight

- Bailey Schneider, a local radio host, took to social media to share an inspirational story of how strangers on board the same plane as her helped with her son

- Schneider was worried she would have trouble keeping her adorable son, George, calm on the aircraft, especially since he had a difficult flight before

- But, with the help of kind strangers, Schneider and her son managed to have a calm flight

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Taking to social media, Schneider described the events on board the plane. She wanted to share with South Africans the beauty of kindness and how strangers saved her trip.

“Today I was reminded of how wonderfully kind strangers can be. There really are Earth Angels! I was anxious to fly with George – only because my last trip was pretty traumatic with his poor ears & blood-curdling screams!”, she wrote on Facebook.

Schneider continued by saying a 'lovely' lady sat next to them and she held and entertained little George while his mommy needed to get settled.

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The radio host described the lady and her son had an instant bond. She added when George started to get "niggly or have a little cry, others around me suddenly played peek-a-boo and tears were replaced with giggles.”

“The air hostess helped me distract him, while I changed George – who wriggles and rolls (it’s a workout trying to get a nappy on and off these days)…. 20 mins before descent, an Angel of a woman across the aisle from me, took him, stroked his forehead and like magic, he was fast asleep. He slept through it all – no ear problems at all and I am just so grateful to every stranger who was so good and kind to us!”
“Kindness is the most beautiful thing!”

Briefly.co.za reported previously of a similar plane incident, where the flight attendant helped out a mother in need.

Kate Whalley-Hands was traveling from New York to South Africa on a South African Airways flight when she experienced a "proud South African moment."

She was about to have a meal but had to attend to her baby daughter, Imogen, at the same time. This is when Mavis, a flight attendant, stepped in.

Mavin took little Imogen on her back and soothed her while serving other passengers. This allowed Kate to finally have her meal.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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