Traveling with little ones isn’t always easy – especially when an airport is involved.
However, one story of how three strangers stepped in to help a mum who was having trouble while traveling with her her two-year-old and five-year-old sons will warm your heart.
Earlier this year, Becca Kinsey was flying home from Disney World with her sons, Wyatt and James, and soon found herself “on the verge of tears”.
In a Facebook post, she recalled how three women stepped in to help her – and made the journey so much more smooth.
“So I thought it was a good idea to fly by myself with a 2 yr old and a 5 year old.
“We were standing in line in security, on the verge of tears because Wyatt was screaming and James was exhausted.
“Out of the blue, one mom stops the line for security and says ‘here, jump in front of me! I know how it is’.
“Wyatt fell asleep and I was trying to carry everyone’s carry-on when another mom jumps out of her place in line and says ‘hand me everything, I’ve got it’.
“When I said thank you to both of them they said ‘don’t you worry, we’re going to make sure you get on that flight.’
“The second woman takes evvvverything and helps me get it through security and, on top of all that, she grabs all of it and walks us to the gate to make sure we get on the flight.
“To top it all off, Wyatt starts to scream at take off before he finally falls back to sleep. After about 45 min, this angel comes to the back and says ‘you look like you need a break’ and holds Wyatt for the rest of the flight AND walks him all the way to baggage claim, hands him to blake, hugs me and says ‘merry Christmas!!'”
Becca’s story has since gone viral – getting more than 300,000 likes and 131,000 shares at the time of writing – and she has since updated the post, urging everyone who read it to commit their own kind act.
“Pay it forward. We were on our way home from Disney World when 3 amazing women stepped up and helped me out.
“What if everyone that shared the story went to Kidd’s Kids and made a $5 donation?! Kidd’s Kids take children with life-threatening and life-altering conditions on a 5 day trip to Disney World so they can have a chance to forget at least some of the day to day stressors and get to experience a little magic.”