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Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Here's a heartwarming 'travelling with babies' story!
On an American flight, the parents of 14-week-old twin boys distributed sweets to passengers, along with a plea to other passengers.
Andrew Merritt, an appreciative passenger, posted the goodie bag photo and story on-line and now the tale has been viewed by over a million people.
How did the twins behave on the flight?
In the words of Mr Merrit, "The parents were fantastic and the kids were better than would be expected. Mom was super nervous and obviously very tired, but still extremely nice to everyone around her. Not a mean or frustrated word from dad either. Saw them meeting his parents at baggage, who were seeing babies for first time, and got a bit teary.".
27-year-old Andrew Merrit had just embarked on a bicycle trip from Paris to Istanbul after a bad break up.
'Last night I left San Francisco to begin my journey. I’ve left my job, home, and those closest to me to seek something I’m not sure I even understand at times,' he wrote.
'Once onboard, I realized that I was sitting in a row with not one 14 week old baby, but twins.'
Upon receiving the gift package, he said he was 'overwhelmed with a positive view on mankind’s potential'.
Most of the reaction has been positive, with one person calling it the 'most considerate thing I've ever seen ... it has fully restored my faith in said consideration.'
Alas, some thought it was a bit much - 'Really? You don't find this to be overkill?. Another added, 'I don't require an apology for a crying baby on a plane. This is to be expected. I'm ok with it. People have babies, and they need to travel too.'
Some wondered how the sweets got past airline scrutiny...but hey, it's a great story!
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