Mom's Post Shows The Importance Of Not 'Ignoring Humans In Distress,' Especially On Planes

"Be nice and considerate."

Flying can be an exhausting experience for anyone, but for parents with young children, it can be especially hard as they must keep their kids calm and entertained for hours in crammed quarters.

Mom Kesha Bernard knows how difficult this can be because she has a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old. in an open letter on Facebook, she wrote that it takes a village to manage them, which is why it's so appreciated when people help. 


She wrote her post after a trip on an Alaskan Airlines flight from Seattle. She explains that there were some weight issues with the plane which caused a delay. During the wait, a few different kids began to cry on the plane. Instead of helping out, Bernard remarks how the adult passengers did nothing, complained, or tried to cover their ears.

She hoped that someone would help a woman at the back of the plane who was traveling by herself with three kids because the baby and toddler were both screaming. When no one had helped her after 15 minutes, Bernard got up from her middle seat and asked the mom if she needed help.

The mom gave Bernard her baby, and the crying eventually stopped when they sat down together.

Along with her letter, Bernarnd posted a photo of the baby sitting in her lap and used it to highlight her point about assisting others.

Bernard wrote, "Be nice and considerate. If someone needs help, for God's sake, HELP THEM."

"Complaining and mumbling doesn't do a damn thing except make the person that needs help feel worse (words hurt) ... How we can ignore a human in distress beyond me. Please be kind. Please be considerate. Help one another."

(H/T: HuffPost)


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