Exhausted Dad’s Baby Climbs Onto Stranger’s Chest On Plane, Then She Opens Her Arms To Hold Him

February 5, 2017

Being the parent of a newborn is no picnic. You need to consistently keep an eye on the baby, as you never know where they will crawl to or what they will put in their mouths.

But it’s perhaps the child’s sleeping hours that can cause you the most stress on a daily basis. Your baby doesn’t care about your sleeping habits — they will have no problem waking you up in the middle of the night or being the most active when all you want to do is go home and fall asleep.

That’s what one tired dad named Evan Hughes felt during a flight with his son. All the exhausted dad wanted to do was take a nap, but the 8-month-old wouldn’t let him! He was trying to climb all over the woman in the seat next to his father’s.

That’s when the woman, in a surprising move, offered to hold and care for the child while Dad napped. The baby also fell fast asleep in the stranger’s arms! Hughes took a sweet photo of the two and posted it online — and now it’s going viral!

I was having an awful travel experience on Sunday after my SO and I got separated in Chicago due to weather. This was only little man’s 2nd flight ever (8mo old) and he was doing so well until he wanted to go see my neighbor in the window seat.

After brief introductions and him fighting me trying to crawl over to her, she opens her arms and says “Oh just give him to me!” He (and I, exhausted) willingly oblige to the stranger’s request.

Not 60 seconds later he puts his head down on her chest and falls asleep!

“Power of the boobies,” she jokes.

She then proceeds to tell me that if I wanted to take a quick nap that she would be more than happy to hold him while he slept. After multiple cancellations and layovers I selfishly agreed to give her watch over my precious child so that I could catch a quick cat nap.

The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming one of the worst days in a long time. There is still hope!

Please SHARE if you’re a parent and would have appreciated this stranger’s offer just as much as the tired dad did!