Pregnant Mom And Fussy Toddler Board Flight When Stranger's Actions Leaves Her Flabbergasted
Marilyn Caylor 2/5/2019
In her own words, Jessica Knapp is one of those moms with a cranky 1-year-old baby that you don't want to sit next to on an airplane. We see and hear about them all the time, but for Jessica it seemed like a distant adult fairytale story that happened to other people, until one day she actually became "that person" in real life.
The poor mom was stressed out, five months pregnant, and not looking forward to traveling alone with her son. In fact, she was dreading this trip because she knew how people tend to react unfavorably towards screaming kids. Jessica was anxious and worried about what was in store for her, but she never expected that the couple she was seated next to would act the way they did!
Jessica, who lives in Mississippi and works for the Navy, was flying from Charlotte to New Orleans, when fate stepped in and made sure that this flight would be the most unforgettable one ever. She sat down in the aisle seat and tried to balance her son on her lap, but the curious tot decided to peek outside the window, and he wasn't going to let anyone get in his way!
The poor mom probably thought that this was going to be one bumpy ride, but the turbulence she created was just all in her head. The couple didn't blink an eye when the boy crawled all over them just like a puppy, and they were tickled silly when the cute lil' munchkin actually fell asleep in their arms!
Jessica was stunned that her son, who doesn't like strangers, was able to fall asleep before the plane even left the runway. On her Facebook page, the grateful mom wrote a poignant letter to Kevin and Lisa from Buffalo, New York, not to apologize, but to thank them for keeping their cool:
"To the couple in 27A-B. I've always seen these stories circling facebook, but truly didn't believe this would ever happen to me. When he crawled over me while everyone was still boarding to look out the window, you didn't hesitate to show him all the lights outside, you made him laugh, you made him feel so safe in your arm that he fell asleep!
Jessica couldn't thank them enough for giving her a much-needed time out, one that all moms need but never ask for.
The couple were delighted to let Jessica's son cuddle in their arms until he woke up. In the meantime, they laughed and talk about life, their jobs, traveling, and of course, what it's like to be a mom!
"You held him until he woke up, I think from us laughing so hard. We talked for hours. About life, our jobs, being a mom, traveling. The 3 gin and tonics we had a bet about to see if they would let you order them before we started to descend. You gave him your snacks, you entertained him! You made the most dreaded flight become one memory that will last a lifetime."
Unfortunately, Jessica didn't catch the couple's last name before they parted ways. She's hoping that her post will find its way to Kevin and Lisa, so that she can give them the proper thanks that they truly deserve, and for restoring her faith in humanity at a time when she needed it the most.