Stressed mum’s post goes viral for thanking ‘angel sent from God’ who calmed her child on flight

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  • A mum’s post has gone viral after she shared the touching story of being helped by a stranger on a plane to look after her children.

    Deborah Barber describes travelling with her two young children on a plane, and the difficulties of trying to keep them both calm and quiet.

    She starts the post by writing, ‘I travelled on an airplane yesterday with my 2 and 1/2 year old and 11 month old. My daughter was being an over tired two-nager and was throwing the biggest fit I’ve ever seen.’

    Having only one pair of hands the mum went on to detail the difficulty of trying to manage two children on her own. She said, ‘I tried everything to calm her all while holding my baby boy.’ When it all got to much she admits that she ‘just started crying’ because she was at her ‘wits end.’

    But it wasn’t all bad news for Deborah, who in her moment of need was helped by an ‘angel’ of a woman as she wrote in the post. ‘This wonderful woman sitting next to me was an angel sent from God to help me that day. She offered to hold my son while I could calm my little girl. She held and loved on him almost the entire flight.’

    Finishing off her post Deborah thanks the lady who helped with her little boy, saying, ‘I couldn’t be more thankful for her loving, caring heart. Thank you so much Robyn! I will never forget you… You are an amazing woman!’

    The message, which was posted on Facebook group Love What Matters has been shared over a thousand times with hundreds of comments by fellow mums sharing similar stories – with one user, Pamela Winn McArdle, writing ‘I have held more babies when I’ve flown and I’ve shared my babies with other baby holders when they were little. It takes a village.’

    How lovely! Have you ever experienced kindness from a stranger? Let us know in the comments below!