'This is my first flight': Seven-month-old's parents hand out notes, candy and earplugs to flyers in case of 'noise'
A flyer was touched after receiving a "really thoughtful" note from a couple traveling with their seven-month-old baby. Written from the perspective of the infant, Hugo, the note came with a handful of sweets and some handy earplugs, letting passengers know in advance that their little one might get a bit noisy.
The note explained how it was Hugo's "first-ever flight", adding, "I might get a bit scared or my ears might hurt". The note further goes on to encourage fellow passengers to enjoy the sweets and to use the headphones "if I get a bit noisy", concluding, "I'll do my best to sleep for the whole flight!"
The impressed passenger spoke about the heartwarming incident on Reddit, where they go by the username u/StonesInAGreenhouse. They wrote, "Some parents can be really thoughtful to others. I just sat down on the plane and they handed each of us this." While other Reddit users also appreciated the parents for thinking of their fellow passengers with an infant baby, as another person commented, "I don't mind a crying baby or an antsy toddler but what I do mind is parents who clearly don't care that their kids are turning into demon hell spawns that need an exorcism. Parents like these guys in the post are amazing and they deserve every good thing that can happen." A third passenger said, "I think that’s a very nice gesture. I know it cant be easy traveling with sprogs but it shows that they are thinking of others."
Although, while there were many passengers who praised the couple for such a thoughtful and overwhelming gesture, there were some passengers who were saddened that the new parents felt the need to apologize in the first place, as they felt there should be more sympathy and compassion shown toward those flying with their little ones. One person commented, "Imagine a world where parents didn’t feel the need to bribe other passengers as an apology that their child exists and as such sometimes may cry." Another said, "Babies have just as much right to travel as any other passenger. F*** this new 'etiquette' it just gives gobs***** permission to be a******* if a baby does cry. The only way a baby has to communicate is by crying and plane journeys are stressful and weird experiences for adults let alone tiny humans."