Photo of Black woman cradling sleeping child after a tantrum during flight has gone viral
A photo of a Black woman tending to a child during a flight made waves on the internet because of the touching story behind it.
Becca Kinsey was traveling with her 5-year-old son James and 2-year old son Wyatt when she discovers the kindness of three strangers.
GETTING BY WITH THE HELP OF STRANGERS
Her story, which she shared on Facebook, began at the airport while queueing for security. She was overwhelmed by her task of traveling alone with an exhausted little boy and a wailing toddler when a woman appeared and offered a spot in front of her.
“Here, jump in front of me! I know how it is!,” the woman said.
Moreover, when Becca tried to lug her carry-ons while tending to her already sleeping toddler, another woman approaches her and offers to carry her things.
“Hand me everything, I’ve got it,”
A grateful Becca thanked the woman who assured her she’d do everything to get her on that flight. And the woman was true to her word. In her post, Becca recalled,
“The second woman takes evvvverything and helps me get it through security and, on top of all that, she grabs all of it and walks us to the gate to make sure we get on the flight.”
This is LOVE. This is EMPATHY. This is HUMANITY.— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) December 9, 2018
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It wasn’t long though before Becca survived another hurdle because of another angel. As the flight took off, Wyatt woke up and started screaming. He eventually fell asleep but Becca was already so drained. She didn’t realize another woman noticed and offered to take her sleeping son so she could have a breather. Becca said the black woman held Wyatt “for the rest of flight AND walks him all the way to baggage claim hands him to blake [Becca’s husband], hugs me and says “merry Christmas!!”
The photo of the black woman tending to Becca's child made rounds on the internet after Becca shared it and told her story. She truly was an angel for tending to Wyatt throughout the flight.
PAYING IT FORWARD
Becca’s heartwarming story of receiving kindness from strangers prompted her to pay the deed forward. She encouraged everyone who shares her story to donate $5 to Kidd’s Kids, a foundation that treats kids with life-altering conditions to a trip to Disney World. Becca and her children were traveling home to Texas from Disney when her inspiring encounter occurred.
A WELCOME RESPITE ON A FLIGHT
Traveling with children can be quite a task which is why mothers are truly grateful when a stranger offers to help. This was also the case with a single mother who was desperately trying to calm her crying baby during a flight to no avail. It didn’t help that passengers around were throwing irate glances her way and being unsympathetic to her. Luckily, a flight attendant stepped in and took her crying infant and calmed him to sleep. The scene with the attendant pacing back and forth in the aisle shushing the baby to sleep was captured on video by a fellow passenger who shared the story to anyone who cared to watch. It turns out thousands of people appreciated it with over 745,000 views registered on the post.