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Cabin crew’s clever way to calm a crying baby on flight

So simple, but it worked a treat.

Any parent knows flying with young children is never simple. From packing to keeping kids happy (and quiet), travelling as a family can be tough.

One mother, who was travelling on America’s Southwest Airlines knows this all too well, when one of her daughters started to get upset.

But instead of struggling alone, a wonderful cabin crew member suggested an ingenious way to bring a smile to the little girl’s face.

“There was a mother and her two young girls in front of me on the plane and the baby suddenly had a very loud crying fit that wouldn’t stop,” fellow passenger Carrie Jaboor‎ wrote on the Love What Matters Facebook page.

“This Southwest employee asked the mother to come to the back of the plane with him. I looked back and saw him blowing bubbles for the little girl until she stopped crying as he was also giving tissues to the mother and consoling her as she was crying too.

“There are some seriously kind people in this world.”

Jaboor’s Facebook post has been shared more than 2,000 times.

“Our job is hard, we work long hours, are constantly tired, and are far away from home. But I think I can speak for my Sky brothers and sisters when I say that we genuinely try to make your travels better. Way to go Southwest!!!” wrote cabin crew member Lyze Lynch.

Judy Wanjiku Jørgensen shared her experience as the mum of an upset tot: “Here is what people without small babies don’t understand. Sometimes when our small ones cry in public, we are helpless as to what more we need to do to comfort and ultimately make them peaceful again.

“Most of the times as a parent we try all the tricks in the bag, but nothing works. Sometimes we want to throw our hands in the air and cry too.

“So, the next time you witness a toddler, an infant or baby having an epic meltdown, please don’t roll your eyes and give the parent an attitude. Be kind to them instead. Offer your kind silence or a helping hand.”

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