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It’s not everyday that you get to read about superheroes in real life. This mom that came to the rescue though is more heroic than Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther combined!
The Facebook page “Love What Matters” posted this story on Facebook and it went viral. Mackenzie Murphy recounted what she saw on a recent flight she was on.
“Well, yesterday’s supposed-to-be easy day of travel turned into an incredibly long day of travel home. This restored my faith in humanity. Yesterday, this woman on my flight had twin babies, probably under 6 months, not so sure of the age.
It was a very packed flight so they started taking carry on luggage to store under the plane. A gate worker took this woman’s car seat, meaning she would now have to hold both babies since they weren’t old enough to sit up on their own in a seat.
When she sat down on the plane, a flight attendant immediately told her she couldn’t hold both babies, and would have to leave the flight.
A mother sitting in front of me, with permission from the other mother, volunteered to hold one of her babies for the entire flight. Keep in mind this was a flight that was supposed to be a quick 45 minutes.
We ended up sitting on the tarmac for 2 1/2 hours! Without a complaint this woman fed the other woman’s baby and burped him.”
If you don’t think it could get better, it does! The Good Samaritan Mother’s daughter started to cry and she used it as a teaching moment.
Murphy went on to say:
“Her own daughter started crying. This mom, so calmly, went on to explain to her young daughter that ‘our job is to help other people. This mom is all by herself with no help, and really needs another mom to help.’
She then went on to hold him, sing him songs, and then he slept the entire flight without even a cry. My heart still feels fuzzy.”
“Moral of the story is when you see people needing help, do the right thing and help them.”
Safe to say everyone went crazy over this story. It’s such a refreshing look at humanity when we have to listen to the garbage news everyday.
Here are some of the top comments from everyone:
“I had a similar experience on SW flight 179. I was traveling last week alone with my 3 month old and she had trouble with her ears/teeth. She screamed and cried for 30 minutes straight and a woman asked is she could help by rocking her, that she had 3 daughters.
Another passenger offered to help by holding her and another called to me as I walked the aisle, “we’ve been there so many times. You’re doing a great job!” I got teary -eyed being the recipient of such compassion. There were a lot of great human beings on that long flight from Baltimore to San Diego.” – Vanessa P.
“That is so true it takes a village and as decent human beings we are supposed to help” – Ashley S.
“I love how she explained that to her own child! Hopefully her daughter then got involved, too! It’s nice to see people helping each other, and it’s even nicer to see people teach such valuable lessons to kids in such a kind way!”
Humans can be pretty dang cool sometimes!