Mom's incredibly thoughtful gesture to fellow plane passengers in case baby cries goes viral
Flights are already stressful enough as it is, without any troublesome passengers. After rushing to the airport, going through the often incredibly long and strict security checks, waiting around for boarding, and squeezing yourself into a seat - a crying baby is the last thing you want to have to deal with.
You can imagine that many parents know this going on a plane with their child, and have to put up with a screaming baby as well as the angry glares. One mother knew this when she boarded a ten-hour flight from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, so she went the extra mile to show her fellow passengers that she was on their side.
She handed out goodie bags to the 200 other passengers, which included candy, ear plugs, and a note written from the point of view of her baby. The message read:
"Hello, I'm Junwoo and I'm four months old. Today, I am going to the US with my mom and grandmom to see my aunt.
"I'm a little bit nervous and scary because it's my first flight in my life, which means that I may cry or make too much noise. I will try to go quietly, though I can't make any promises. Please excuse me.
"So my mom prepared a little goodie bag for you! It has some candies and earplugs. Please use it when it's too noisy because of me. Enjoy your trip. Thank you."
One of the 200 passengers on board the flight, Dave Corona, shared photos of his goodie bag onto Facebook, along with a description of his experience on the plane.
"On a ten-hour flight from Seoul Korea to San Francisco, a mother handed out more than 200 goodie bags filled with candy and ear plugs, in case her four-month-old child cried during the flight," he wrote. "A very touching gesture by the mother but as you know when you have kids expect the unexpected. Not a peep out of the kid."
Once the story went viral, there were a wide range of reactions to the mother's idea:
After all that, it seems that Junwoo didn't end cry at all - but I'm sure the gesture still put everyone at ease on the flight, knowing that she was as unhappy about the situation as anyone else.