A few days ago a mom from Islip, New York, wanted to thank a flight attendant for her saving everyone’s day on a Southwest Airlines airplane with her incredible baby-soothing skills. So, she posted the story on Facebook hoping for the message to reach her heroine.
The post went viral in less than 24 hours, in the end grabbing 422,102 likes and more than 13,000 comments. Some of the commenters also wanted to thank the mysterious flight attendant initially only known by the name Anisse for restoring their faith in humanity.
Heather Gooch said that she and her family of three were returning home from a trip to Florida. But her 9-month-old toddler Aiden had only been twice on an airplane, and it was the first time he was wide awake when the plane took off.
So she and her husband were concerned that something might eventually go terribly wrong and ruin other passenger’ day. Their fears were about to morph into reality when the baby became nervous and started to cry.
At that moment people around her started to look in her direction, but hopefully one flight attendant had the presence of mind to try and calm the baby down.
Aidan became attached to her the moment he set his eyes on her, while her mindfulness and kindness impressed both parents and other flight passengers. This is why the mom wanted to publicly express her appreciation in a Facebook post.
Gooch said that she had never seen an airline employee so ‘kind and helpful,’ so she wanted to let to there people know that there aren’t just ‘negative things’ happening around us.
“I wanted to share this story of a someone who made my trip a little brighter,”
the happy mom wrote in her post.
The flight attendant eventually received the message, and provided a heart-warming reply. She said that the message deeply touched her, and that she had never got angry with a small child for acting like a small child i.e. being restless and making noises.
She added that children’s fuzziness in mid-air is tied to the fact that there’s no place for them to play or run after takeoff. Plus, she loled and noted that she would rather hear noisy and crying children than whining adults at any time. She was also aware that parents sometime deserve a break.
Anisse recently told reporters that she hasn’t done anything extraordinary. She was simply doing her job. And so are other flight attendants that love children and brighten up their families’ day every day.
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