Parenthood
When family can’t calm fussy baby on airline a male flight attendant steps in
Now this is what I call customer service. He saw them struggling and stepped up to do what no one else could. 💖
Jessica Adler
10.18.21

It’s no great surprise that a person’s first time flying can be a daunting experience. After all, none of us were born with wings and it doesn’t always come to us naturally.

That scary feeling is even greater for some babies.

As you’ll see in the video at the end of this article, flying can be quite a disorienting and awkward experience when the passenger is just a tiny baby trying to understand their place in the world.

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Thankfully, flight attendants travel with people.

Not only do they serve beverages and snacks but they also play a critical role in safety. Overall, their goal is to make every flight as pleasant as possible.

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Parents of first-time flyers can have just as hard a time with it.

Most people don’t think twice about boarding a plane. But when you have several kids in tow, that’s a different story.

In their minds, they’re thinking “please don’t cry, did I bring enough bottles and snacks, and let this plane land quickly.”

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Making everyone miserable

Sadly, we’ve probably all been on “that flight,” you know, the one where a baby won’t stop crying the entire time. Sure, you feel really bad for the parent. But at the same, you just want to scream.

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One family demonstrated this perfectly.

A woman by the name of Ashley Dowell was traveling from Rockford, Illinois with her family on a trip to Disney World. That included herself, her husband, and three kids, aged 7, 4, and 9-months-old.

Sure enough, within minutes of the plane taking off, her youngest, Alayna, began to cry loudly. Oh, great.

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YouTube Screenshot/Good Morning America

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for an angel to appear.

For 15 minutes, they tried everything to calm their daughter down but nothing worked. Then it seemed as though Heaven sent them an angel in the form of a male flight attendant.

Noticing what was happening, he walked over to where the family was seated and picked up the baby.

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YouTube Screenshot/Good Morning America

Alayna was only slightly hesitant.

At first, Alayna reached for her mom. But as the flight attendant talked to her in a soothing voice, she calmed down. And it didn’t take long at all for her to realize this guy was okay.

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YouTube Screenshot/Good Morning America

The man was a natural.

This flight attendant didn’t just hold the little girl but he rocked her as he walked down the aisle. We’re not sure if he has kids but he’s a natural at this.

In no time, Alayna had gone from crying and screaming to clinging to him lovingly.

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YouTube Screenshot/Good Morning America

He soothed her worries away into beautiful slumber.

Here’s the crazy part. As he rocked the baby, she began to close her eyes. Within a short time, she was sound asleep.

Being careful not to wake her, he handed the now sleeping child back to her parents.

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YouTube Screenshot/Good Morning America

This is a story as precious as they come.

This shows what a little patience and compassion can do. This poor baby was only tired. And with the help of a caring flight attendant, the rest of the family’s travels were uneventful.

After posting the video online, it quickly went viral. So far, it’s been viewed more than 1.3 million times.

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YouTube Screenshot/Good Morning America

See this kind flight attendant comfort Alayna as if he were his own in the video below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Source: Good Morning America, Good Morning America – YouTube

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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