- 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
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.
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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