Exhausted Dad Grateful to Strangers After Baby Falls Asleep in the Lap of One

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This is proof that there’s still hope.

Traveling with a young child is no easy task. I remember before I had a child, I used to dread sitting near parents with young kids – as most kids either get too rowdy or cry incessantly during flights. This is perhaps the main reason why I dreaded my toddler’s first flight a year ago, because first – I didn’t know what her reaction would be, second – I’m scared my partner and I wouldn’t be able to handle her and would then lose our minds in the process, and third – I’m apprehensive as to how our seatmates would react if ever she does lose it. We were lucky – her first flight was easy and uneventful, and so were her next succeeding flights.

But not all parents are not as lucky and have to deal with fussy toddlers and kids. In these instances, some parents tend to get lucky with their seatmates – understanding, kind strangers who are more than willing to help out parents in need. And this is what happened to one tired dad Evan Hughes and his son. Here’s the story in Evan’s words:

I was having an awful travel experience on Sunday after my SO and I got separated in Chicago due to weather. This was only little man’s 2nd flight ever (8mo old) and he was doing so well until he wanted to go see my neighbor in the window seat.

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Photo Credit: Evan Hughes’ Facebook

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!” He (and I, exhausted) willingly oblige to the stranger’s request.

Not 60 seconds later he puts his head down on her chest and falls asleep!

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“Power of the boobies,” she jokes.

She then proceeds to tell me that if I wanted to take a quick nap that she would be more than happy to hold him while he slept. After multiple cancellations and layovers I selfishly agreed to give her watch over my precious child so that I could catch a quick catnap.

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Photo Credit: Evan Hughes’ Facebook

The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming one of the worst days in a long time. There is still hope!

The power of boobies and a stranger’s kindness do wonders indeed!

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