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A Kind Stranger on Plane Teaches New Mother a Lesson on Empathy

posted: 03/31/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi

Ever fly on a plane with a toddler before? Then you know how difficult it might pan out to be.

One particular mother was nervous to fly with her toddler on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Toronto, Canada, but one "macho" stranger on the plane made it easy.

In a post on the "Love What Matters" Facebook page, she recounted how she was nervous to see how this stranger would react to her toddler who was seated next to him, but she was amazed at how kind and thoughtful he was towards him.

"I didn't get your name," the anonymous mother wrote, "but thank you so much for grabbing his blanket the numerous times he dropped it, half asleep. Thank you for making sure to point your cabin light away from him when he finally did fall asleep. Thank you for being kind and engaging him even though you weren't obligated to do so."

Along with the detailed story was a photo of the tot curled up--apparently fast asleep--in his seat next to this bulky stranger who never once got irritated with the small child.

"Thank you for making our flight experience a lesson in compassion and empathy for others," she wrote. She said he will make a "wonderful father" some day if he so chooses.

We are very happy to hear people like this sweet stranger exist.