Woman told she should be 'proud' of herself after making little girl cry by telling her to move from window seat

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By Asiya Ali

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Social media users have told a passenger to be "proud" of herself after she made a little girl cry because she refused to give up her window seat.

Accommodating another passenger's wishes can be difficult, especially when you have already gone through the hassle of pre-booking your allocated seat before a stressful time flight.

It can be even more frustrating when you board the plane and find someone else - in this case a child - sitting in the specific seat you reserved for your nine-hour flight.

One Reddit user experienced this exact scenario, as she posted on the Am I the A**hole forum looking for confirmation that she did the right thing after she left a youngster in tears because she booted them out of her seat.

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The viral post on the platform read: "I (22F) am traveling internationally today. It’s an 8-9-hour flight and I’m traveling alone. Leaving my family this time has been hard and I’ve been crying on and off the entire day. I had a window seat booked for my flight and I was looking forward to it."

"When I got there, a child was sitting in my seat and her dad in the middle seat. I looked at the dad and pointed at the window seat saying that I think it’s my seat expecting him to move. He looked at me and said she’s a child and pointed at the aisle seat suggesting I take it," she continued.

The original poster went on to say that she took the unoccupied aisle seat before contacting her family about her predicament. Her dad then called her and said that he had paid extra money for that specific seat so it was rightfully hers.

So, the woman explained this to the father of the child, and he then moved his daughter into the middle seat. However, the little girl began crying after being taken away from the window which led to the dad allegedly making disparaging remarks towards the passenger throughout the journey.

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The little girl began crying after being taken away from the window. Credit: Tatiana Ebel / Getty

Even though the Reddit user sat back so the child was able to see out of the window, she was unsure whether she had done the right thing.

However, commenters were widely supportive of the young woman and informed her that she was completely in the right to claim her seat. One user wrote: "As a parent and have taken over 100+ flights with my kids to over 40 countries as young as 3 mo... You had the right to kick the kid out."

"I never would have behaved the way that Dad did. You should be proud that you stood up for yourself because other people are assholes and will take advantage of you all the time," they added.

Another chimed in: "You bought a seat to be able to use it, and the father in this situation knew that the seat he put his child in wasn’t theirs to use. If the father wanted their child to have a window seat, they should have selected one. People choose their seats of preference for all sorts of different reasons, and they shouldn’t have to deal with someone just assuming that they can sit there."

A third remarked: "No, what is this epidemic of people assuming they can take another person's assigned seat? The seats can have different prices and can be selected ahead of time. The father can keep his snide remarks to himself.

A fourth added: "It's your seat. It's paid for. Never feel bad about this. You seem kind. No harm in sharing the view. But do you think for a second that kid's parent would let you sit there if the roles were reversed? Absolutely not."

Other users also mentioned that the young woman was incredibly generous for sitting back during the long flight so the child could see out of the window.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: skaman306 / Getty

Woman told she should be 'proud' of herself after making little girl cry by telling her to move from window seat

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By Asiya Ali

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Social media users have told a passenger to be "proud" of herself after she made a little girl cry because she refused to give up her window seat.

Accommodating another passenger's wishes can be difficult, especially when you have already gone through the hassle of pre-booking your allocated seat before a stressful time flight.

It can be even more frustrating when you board the plane and find someone else - in this case a child - sitting in the specific seat you reserved for your nine-hour flight.

One Reddit user experienced this exact scenario, as she posted on the Am I the A**hole forum looking for confirmation that she did the right thing after she left a youngster in tears because she booted them out of her seat.

wp-image-1263235903 size-full
Credit: Marco Bottigelli / Getty

The viral post on the platform read: "I (22F) am traveling internationally today. It’s an 8-9-hour flight and I’m traveling alone. Leaving my family this time has been hard and I’ve been crying on and off the entire day. I had a window seat booked for my flight and I was looking forward to it."

"When I got there, a child was sitting in my seat and her dad in the middle seat. I looked at the dad and pointed at the window seat saying that I think it’s my seat expecting him to move. He looked at me and said she’s a child and pointed at the aisle seat suggesting I take it," she continued.

The original poster went on to say that she took the unoccupied aisle seat before contacting her family about her predicament. Her dad then called her and said that he had paid extra money for that specific seat so it was rightfully hers.

So, the woman explained this to the father of the child, and he then moved his daughter into the middle seat. However, the little girl began crying after being taken away from the window which led to the dad allegedly making disparaging remarks towards the passenger throughout the journey.

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The little girl began crying after being taken away from the window. Credit: Tatiana Ebel / Getty

Even though the Reddit user sat back so the child was able to see out of the window, she was unsure whether she had done the right thing.

However, commenters were widely supportive of the young woman and informed her that she was completely in the right to claim her seat. One user wrote: "As a parent and have taken over 100+ flights with my kids to over 40 countries as young as 3 mo... You had the right to kick the kid out."

"I never would have behaved the way that Dad did. You should be proud that you stood up for yourself because other people are assholes and will take advantage of you all the time," they added.

Another chimed in: "You bought a seat to be able to use it, and the father in this situation knew that the seat he put his child in wasn’t theirs to use. If the father wanted their child to have a window seat, they should have selected one. People choose their seats of preference for all sorts of different reasons, and they shouldn’t have to deal with someone just assuming that they can sit there."

A third remarked: "No, what is this epidemic of people assuming they can take another person's assigned seat? The seats can have different prices and can be selected ahead of time. The father can keep his snide remarks to himself.

A fourth added: "It's your seat. It's paid for. Never feel bad about this. You seem kind. No harm in sharing the view. But do you think for a second that kid's parent would let you sit there if the roles were reversed? Absolutely not."

Other users also mentioned that the young woman was incredibly generous for sitting back during the long flight so the child could see out of the window.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: skaman306 / Getty