Every parent knows that travelling with an infant is no easy feat, but one particular mom went out of her way to make passengers feel better by providing a thoughtful package.
On February 24, Talal Masood shared on his Facebook profile a picture of what he received during his 10-hour flight from Seoul to San Francisco.
He wrote the following caption: “On a 10-hour flight from Seoul, Korea to San Francisco, a mother handed out more than 200 goodie bags filled with candy and earplugs, in case her 4-month-old child cried during the flight.”
The pack filled with Korean sweets, biscuits, and earplugs also contained a note which said, “Hello, I’m Junwoo and I’m 4 months old. Today, I am going to the U.S. 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 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.” (sic)
What a considerate mom.
To date, the post has garnered more than 51,000 shares, 123,000 likes and 5,500 comments.
Fissilmi Hamida recalled her long flight from Osaka to Amsterdam with an 8-month old infant and how a simple gesture went a long way.
Even someone like Li Huanwu, who “absolutely loathes children and babies,” would be inclined to forgive the child if he made noise in this scenario.
Meanwhile, Kirsten Han was spot-on with her comment on the “tough life” that mothers have, and they don’t need the extra pressure of having to apologize for their kids if they cry or make noise outside the house.
Kudos to all parents and their effort.
The Independent Singapore has reached out to Talal Masood for further updates on the story however, he informed the publication that he only saw the story in social media while randomly scrolling and thought to share it, without the notion that it would go viral. “I just loved the gesture of that mom so I thought to share it with people on my page,” he said. He added that he has lost track of the original source.