As parents, the stress that comes with everyday life is only amplified when you throw traveling in the mix. Every parent knows the hassle of traveling with children, and some unfortunate souls even understand the added challenge of doing so with an infant.
This dad and Imgur user is one of them. But thanks to the kindness of one stranger, a beautiful story came from the otherwise hectic experience.
On a Sunday, after weather in Chicago threw a glitch into his travel plans, this dad was having an awful day.
It was his 8-month-old’s second flight ever, and according to the dad, his little man was doing pretty well. That is—until he decided he wanted to go see the neighbor in the window seat.
At first, the father tried to comfort his young son and prevent him from crawling all over the stranger sitting next to him. But of course, the woman didn’t mind it one bit.
“After brief introductions and him fighting me trying to crawl over to her, she opens her arms and says ‘oh just give him to me!’”
It turns out that the kind woman was all it took.
“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!”
That wasn’t even the best part! As soon as the baby fell asleep, she looked over to the dad and jokingly exclaimed, “The power of boobies!”
She then proceeded to tell the dad that if he wanted to take a quick nap, she would hold the child so he could catch up on some sleep.