Flight Passengers Receive Goody Bag And Note 'From' An 18-Day-Old Baby

"I will do my utmost to be on my best behavior ... "

Traveling is many things for new parents, but relaxing is usually not one of them. The smallest gestures and acts of kindness can often make all the difference for a mom or dad struggling to keep their child calm on a plane, which is why we love hearing heartwarming stories of flight attendees helping scared children or kind strangers helping parents.

On a recent 10-hour flight to Europe, passengers were surprised with little goody bags and a note on their seats. The package was "from" an 18-day-old baby named Marit who was traveling home. 


Niall Horan, former One Direction musician, was on the flight and received a goody bag. He posted the letter on Twitter. It read:

"Hi Stranger. My name is Marit. Today I'm 18 days old. I'm flying home to Europe with my dads. This is my first flight ever. I will do my utmost to be on my best behaviour to ensure you have a peaceful flight. I would like to apologize in advance if – I for any reason loose [sic] my cool, my temper, my ears hurt or my tummy gets fussy. I think my dads are more nervous than I am so they made you this goodie bag. Have a great flight."

Horan reported that Marit was "quiet as a mouse for 10 hours," and another passenger Tweeted a photo of the contents of the goody bag, which contained items such as ear plugs, candy, and wet wipes. 

The kind gesture has won lots of positive feedback, but it's not the only time parents of young children sent "apology" goody bags to their fellow passengers on a flight. In 2014, parents sent goody bags that including candy and ear plugs and apologized in advance if their baby daughter got upset.

While the goody bags are becoming more common, they're not something that people will expect from new parents on planes. They're a symbol that shows it's the little things that make a difference and put smiles on everyone's faces — just like the kindness of strangers or an act of generosity.

(H/T: HuffPost)


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