Why we all wish we could sit next to this woman on a plane

There so should be more people like this around, when you're struggling with a baby on your own


We’re guessing lots of you have been in this situation: you’re on a packed plane (or maybe train or bus) with a screaming baby who just won’t calm down, and you can just feel other passengers eye-balling you wondering why on earth you can’t settle your own baby.


The more your little one screams, the more you stress and things get worse and worse. Wouldn’t it just be lovely if right at that moment someone took over, said everything would be OK and helped your baby drift off blissfully?

That’s exactly what happened to mum Rebekka Garvison, travelling on an early morning flight with her baby Rylee to make a surprise visit to her husband.

Rebekka had noticed a few disgruntled faces around her before the plane had even taken off, as little Rylee was fussing, so she asked to move to a spot where there were two empty seats next to each other.

As luck would have it, those empty seats were next to Nyfesha Miller, who didn’t seem a bit bothered by the crying, and who in fact offered to hold Rylee to see if she could calm the situation…which she did.

Rylee soon fell fast asleep – and, as you can see in the second photo here, Nyfesha fell asleep too. Bless.


Rebekka wrote in a Facebook post:

‘As soon as she [Nyfesha] had her, Rylee was looking out the window and stopped crying. When we got in the air she fell right asleep and slept in her lap the whole flight until we got to our gate.

She kept saying it wasn’t a problem at all and it was actually a comforting feeling for her. She even carried her off the plane and held her so I could get the stroller and carseat put back together so I wasn’t struggling to try and do it all alone.’

So touched was Rebekka by what her thoughtful travelling companion did, she ended her post like this:

‘Nyfesha Miller, you will never understand how happy this act of kindness has made my family. You could’ve just rolled your eyes and been irritated like everyone else, but you took her and held her the entire flight and let me get some rest and peace of mind.

It brought tears to my eyes while I sat there and watched you and Rylee sleeping next to me. I just couldn’t believe how that ended up working out and how caring you were to us. Thank you SO much!!’

Just lovely.

Image: Rebekka Garvison/Facebook

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