Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Oftentimes I am saddened--and alarmed--by the lack of "the milk of human kindness";   I was touched by the recent example of a stranger aiding a mother with her crying baby.

A friend and I attended the Dayton Air Show and fortunately we were shuttled from the parking lot to the event.

After spending a marvelous day, we were exhausted. People were clamoring to get on the bus. I was lucky and found a window seat. A rather large young man sat down beside me and his acquaintance was next to him.

Numerous people were standing, holding straps.  A young woman came down the aisle and she had a child--a toddler-- by the hand and a baby on her hip, as well as carrying a diaper bag, purse, and other essentials for mothers.

I nudged the man beside me and asked, "Aren't you going to give her your seat?" He grunted,"Nah." I asked his acquaintance but he didn't even reply.

I rose up and asked the woman, "Would you like my seat?" She asked, "Are you sure?" and I replied, "I am QUITE sure!"

I'll admit that I performed a very dramatic exit, deliberately hitting my purse and other items against the two of them as I moved to the aisle and I said, "You two can move over to give her the aisle seat!" I stood, hanging on to the strap. Another woman offered to have the toddler on her lap which the mother was grateful to accept.

CLICK HERE to read article.  Kind stranger helps new mom quiet screaming baby on flight
If anything proves how a simple act of kindness can make the world of difference to another person, this is it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Manners are missing in lots of people. ML