2-Year-Old Makes Flying On A Crowded Airplane Friendlier, One Fist Bump At A Time

"My son on the campaign trail, attempting to win the hearts of airline passengers."

Flying can be stressful for anyone, but this little kid might just make you start the experience with a smile. 

Two-year-old Guy was recently traveling with his family from Kansas City, Missouri, to Chicago, Illinois, while on their way home to Raleigh, North Carolina. On the Southwest Airlines flight, he walked down the aisle of the plane and offered up a tiny, 2-year-old-sized fist bump to anyone who would oblige. 

"It's his signature move. He's a little politician," his mom, Alya Jakubowicz, told ABC News. "He's very funny, not shy at all. He doesn't leave anyone out."


Jakubowicz recently shared a video of Guy fist bumping on the flight on Instagram where it's been viewed over 9,000 times. "He is making flying the friendly skies even friendlier with one fist bump at a time!" Jakubowicz wrote on Instagram. 

The video was also shared to Southwest Airline's Facebook page, where it's been shared more than 31,000 times and has over 35,000 likes. People onboard and online are enamored with Guy's sweet gesture. 

Jakubowicz revealed to ABC News that it's actually a ritual for her little one. 

"He does it every time he boards a flight," she said. "Ironically, he learned how to fist bump when he was like 18 months. We were waiting on the tarmac and he was getting antsy, so I let him run around the aisle a little bit and these guys behind us taught him how to fist bump."

Little did they know, he'd make it a habit that would help him go viral. 

Cover image via Shutterstock


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