Evan Hughes was not ready to be separated on the flight from his wife due to bad weather. What added to the stress of the situation was that he had to take care of his 8-month old son.
Since his son didn’t take flying on an airplane so well, he was getting more and more fussy.
Good thing, there was a kind stranger beside them on the plane who asked to help the panicking father. At first, he declined. But when the child began to be more uncontrollable, the dad let her hold him.
What happened next will warm your heart. The baby started to find a comfortable position on the stranger’s chest and then fell asleep within a few minutes.
What did the stranger have that Evan allowed her to have the baby?
Before the flight, Evan had already met the stranger. She had been sitting next to him the entire flight. They talked about her. Evan knew that she had two kids and that she worked at a daycare. This was why she was really good with kids.
Another reason why his son was so comfortable with her was that, “He was wanting to climb over me trying to get to her,” according to the father.
Evan recalls, “He (and I, exhausted) willingly oblige to the strangers request. Not 60 seconds later he puts his head down on her chest and falls asleep!”
The kindhearted stranger even joked to Evan when his son fell asleep, “The power of boobies!” because of the position that the child fell asleep in. She even went the extra mile and told the father that if he wanted to take a nap, she would look after the child.
Evan was so grateful that he said, “The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming one of the worst days in a long time. There is still hope!”
Upon landing, Hughes asked for the woman’s email address and later sent her a Starbucks gift card to express his gratitude.
Everyone needs a break from this life. If you can, pay it forward to anyone. God who sees your deeds will reward you in due time.