A well-meaning mother of a newborn baby had her hands full on a 10-hour flight from South Korea to San Francisco and passed out 200 goodies to fellow passengers to apologize for having a potentially noisy baby on board.
But some say while the sweet gesture is certainly thoughtful, parents shouldn’t give out goodie bags on flights.
Dave Corona, one of the passengers on the overseas flight, posted photos of a mother’s “very touching” deed on Facebook. And said the note and bag were to make up for if her baby started crying on the flight.
On a Ten hour flight from Seoul Korea to San Francisco, a mother handed out more than 200 goodie bags filled with candy…
The woman offered passengers earplugs and candy and explained it was her 4-month-old Junwoo’s first flight and she might get fussy. The note read:
Hello, I’m Junwoo and I’m 4 months old. Today, I am going to the U.S. with my mom and grandmom to see my aunt. I’m a little bit nervous and scary because it’s my first flight in my life, which means that I may cry or make too much noise. I will try to go quietly, though I can’t make any promises.. Please excuse me. So my mom prepared little goodie bag for you! It was some candies and earplugs. Please use it when it’s too noisy because of me. Enjoy your trip. Thank you.
Many found the gesture kind and heartwarming and commented on Corona’s post. One person wrote:
Some people have class — some have a sense of entitlement. Very nice gesture.
Another person said:
What a sweet gesture… we’ve all been there traveling with our own and anxiety can get to you glad you all had a great and safe flight!
However, others said babies cry and parents shouldn’t have to apologize or be shamed for having a noisy child on a flight. One commenter wrote:
That was a nice gesture, but I think people need to be more understanding on flights and not make parents and their children feel so “unwelcome” on flights. We were all babies at one point in life …
According to Pop Sugar, parents who give out treats at the beginning of flights has become a popular trend while traveling with children. Yet some believe the “sorry-for-my-baby” bags are “ruining it for the rest of us.”
Wish us luck.
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Corona said the woman’s child didn’t make a sound on the flight.
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