Airlines have been a target for stand-up comedians for a very long time. Whether we’re talking about the deal with airplane food, exceedingly rude passengers, or crying babies, it’s hard to avoid seeing some of the worst examples of human society while on a long flight. Well, airlines started 2016 in a positive light, as a flight attendant clams down crying child, becomes viral.
The mother and the crying child
Heather Gooch, mom of nine month old Aiden Gooch, was on her way home to New York, when she found herself to be part of a stand-up comedy routine.
As they were making their way home from their vacation in Florida on a Southwest Airlines flight, young Aiden, flying for the second time in his life, started to panic… and to cry.
Mrs. Gooch found herself on an airplane, with a crying baby, no way to make him stop, and with dozens of eyes looking reproachfully at her.
However, instead of turning into an annoying flight filled with people complaining about crying babies, airline peanuts, and bad airport Wi-Fi speeds, the flight instead became a viral hit, as a young flight attendant came to the rescue and managed to calm down young Aiden.
The birth of a viral legend
As the mom was getting increasingly worried that her child will cry throughout the entire flight, a flight attendant which had helped Mrs. Gooch before approached her and asked her to hold the baby.
Anisse, as her tag stated, had helped the mother carry her luggage to her seat during boarding, as well as provided her with an extra empty seat next to her own.
When she heard the baby crying, the flight attendant hurried to them, and proceeded to pick up the baby, with the mother’s consent of course, and to walk little Aiden up and down the aisle, urging him to quickly calm down.
Overwhelmed with gratitude, the young mother didn’t know how to find the flight attendant in order to thank her once they got off the airplane, so she posted a message on Facebook, stating her gratitude.
The Southwest Airlines employee was quickly identified by her friends and tagged in the post, catapulting her straight to her 5 minutes of internet fame.
The helpful flight attendant was identified as Anissa Charles, and she has been keeping in contact with the December 28th passenger ever since they found each other on Facebook.
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