Few things are as frustrating on a long flight than sitting next to a cranky baby. Because the little one does not know how to deal with being on a plane, they can erupt into tears and cries on a dime. It’s not the little one’s fault. They are perhaps crying because of the buildup of pressure in their ears, which they don’t know how to release – or because they’re tired or uncomfortable.
Parents usually dread bringing their infants on a flight. They know that people do not like being seated next to a crying baby, but they usually do not have a choice but to take the flight with the baby. Perhaps, they’re going to an important family function or have another emergency to deal with when the plane lands. Parents would rather not subject other people to the cries of their infant, but at the end of the day, they cannot control what their baby does.
One young mother knew that her baby would be unpredictable on the flight. And because they were flying halfway across the entire globe, mom came prepared. She wrote a note and created a goodie bag so fellow passengers would be able to find some peace on the flight to a foreign country.
The flight was on February 12, 2019, and was flying across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Seoul, South Korea. Dave Corona was on the plane when he saw a mother and her young child board the flight. It was going to take ten hours from takeoff to landing and Dave did not like that he had to sit next to a baby who would likely burst out in tears at some point during the flight.
However, the mother was very thoughtful. She handed her goodie bags out along with a note from her baby. It was a very gentle way to give people a chance to relax knowing they had a baby near them. The note, which Dave shared an image of online read:
“Hello, I’m Junwoo, and I’m 4 months old. Today I’m going to the U.S. with my mom and grandma 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 bags for you! It has some candies and earplugs. Please use it when it’s too noisy because of me. Enjoy your trip. Thank you.”
Because Junwoo passed out a note, Dave and the other passengers had to give him a break. The baby was taking a 10-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, which was a huge deal. And for the baby, this was the first flight he had ever taken in his entire life. At four months old that is quite an accomplishment.
Dave, a cameraman, working for KGO-TV in San Francisco, snapped images of mom and baby as well as the goodie bag. Now it is a viral sensation and a big hit among airline travelers.
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