Stranger steps in to help pregnant mum on plane with 3 simple words: ‘I’m a dad’

Why can't there be more parents like this guy?


We’ve all been there when travelling with our kids: They get tired and stressed, little toddlers start playing up and suddenly, you feel a million pairs of judgey eyes upon you. 


It’s embarrassing, and can make you feel like a total failure as a parent. And just imagine feeling like that when pregnant AND stuck in the confines of an aircraft. 

So how amazing is it to read this story about a super dad who came to the rescue of a stressed out expectant mum who was travelling alone on a flight with her little boy?

The kind gesture was witnessed by a woman called Andrea Bryd, who was so impressed with what she saw, she posted about it on her Facebook page. Unsurprisingly, it’s had the ‘awwww’ factor for quite a few other people, too.

Andrea was on a flight back home to Georgia in the US, when she noticed a stranger step in and help out a pregnant woman whose toddler was playing up a bit.

Here’s what she wrote:

“On my flight back to Georgia I saw this man, who was a stranger to this woman, offer to help her because she was pregnant and alone on the flight and her son was upset and fussy.

“He did not complain, he just told her that he was a DAD, and wanted to help her so she could rest. This MAN walked the aisle most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this woman’s son as if he was his own…

“I was in tears…not because he was white and she was black…but because it showed me today that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil. Big UPS to this DAD and all the DADS out there…you are the real MVPS!”

It’s so brilliantly simple: “I’m a dad”. There is really nothing more he needed to say, right? It’s so lovely that he just acted on that common bond we have as parents and stepped in to help this lady out.

And how nice to hear a plane-related parenting story that isn’t complaining about the noise children can make when distressed or upset.

We think it’s one of the sweetest things we’ve read in a long time. Well done to that fella! 

Image: Andrea Byrd/Facebook

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