Kind stranger soothes a baby on plane, becomes a hero dad!

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By NTD Newsroom
January 18, 2017Stories
Kind stranger soothes a baby on plane, becomes a hero dad!
Image credit: Facebook post by Andrea Byrd

Humanity still has good men and women who put others before their personal comfort. And these angels exists everywhere and once in awhile get known to spread a message of love and kindness.

When Monica Nelson, the mother of 20-month-old son Luke was flying alone, she didn’t expect that a stranger would reach out and help her on her journey.

We don’t know his full name, but we do know he has gone viral for all the right reasons after a woman named Andrea Byrd snapped a picture of him on Facebook.


Image credit: Facebook post by Andrea Byrd

Byrd explained that she nearly broke out crying on board her flight upon seeing this stranger pick up the crying baby of the woman seated next to him. The woman was traveling alone and was pregnant.

“…on my flight back to Georgia I saw this man, who was a stranger to this woman, offer to help her because she was pregnant and alone on the flight and her son was upset and fussy,” Byrd wrote as her caption.

She continued: “He did not complain, he just told her that he was a DAD, and wanted to help her so she could rest. This MAN walked the aisle most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this womans son as if he was his own… I was in tears…not because he was white and she was black…but because it showed me today that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil. Big UPS to this DAD and all the DADS out there…you are the real MVPS! #REALMENTAKEACTION.”

When he became fussy and wouldn’t nap, the passenger seated next to her didn’t complain or roll his eyes or do anything of that nature. Quite the opposite, in fact. He offered to try and rock the infant to sleep.

“It was such a relief because I was a little worried traveling with him without my husband there to help out,” said Nelson, a teacher who lives in Atlanta, in a interview with Today. “I’m still very grateful – he was so kind.”

All Nelson knows about this hero is that his name is Reid and he also has a son named Luke.

The Facebook photo and story above has been shared over 131,000 times. We wish everyone on the planet could see it and learn a valuable lesson from it.

“It’s good to know the world is not all bad,” Nelson said. “There are some really great people out there.”

Image credit: Facebook post by Andrea Byrd