Most parents who traveled with their young children via plane would agree how hard it is to keep their children at peace. An extended air travel is even more exasperating for your little one. This is why one Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant’s thoughtful gesture is not only an extra mile; it is extra sweet as well.

Disturbing Other Passengers

A mother traveling alone with her three small children struggled to comfort the youngest one. A passenger by the name of Rachel Yuen Nihi described that the crying toddler is tossing and turning for 45 minutes.

A couple in front of her kept turning around; giving her a stink eye. As if she was purposely trying to inconvenience them. I watched the woman in front turn around and snicker something at her children and all I could think of was, ‘You wait until this seatbelt sign comes off.’

Most babies would cry on board an airplane. [Image Credit: Christian Haugen / flickr]
Most babies would cry on board an airplane. [Image Credit: Christian Haugen / flickr]
The passenger, who was traveling with her husband without their kids during the time of the incident, felt frustrated on how their supposedly peaceful travel was disturbed by the crying child. She was about to give the mother a piece of her mind when the flight attended decided to intervene.

The aircrew member walks over and asked to hold the toddler. Although the mother was reluctant and embarrassed because she tried everything for 45 minutes and nothing worked out, she still handed over her crying child. What the flight attendant did is surprising: she rocked him up and down the aisle.

#HawaiianAirlines you should be proud of the people you hire who go beyond the call of duty and remind the world that kindness isn’t all that uncommon. I didn’t get her name but I’m sure someone knows who she is. To that flight attendant, thank you for your kindness. It was noticed all around that flight. You gave a mother a moment to breathe and you have no idea how priceless this was for everyone around to see. Mahalo Nui!

Who Is This Angel Up in the Air?

The angelic Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant is Gina Reyes, a mother of four and a former surrogate mother. According to Reyes, she has been a flight attendant for nearly three years. She is always comforting babies on long flights.

I saw a place where I could help. I was rocking and singing to him. I was singing lullabies to him. I think it’s nothing more than what most of us at Hawaiian Airlines do. That’s our love and we get to love on our passengers.

The angelic flight attendant helped the poor mother by making the toddler stop from crying. [Image Credit: Rachel Yuen / Facebook]
The angelic flight attendant helped the poor mother by making the toddler stop from crying. [Image Credit: Rachel Yuen / Facebook]
Parents who are traveling with their children would know that this is not only an extra mile — the flight attendant genuinely loves children.