Strangers Throw Couple Baby Shower On Plane As They Fly Home With Adopted Daughter
We love a random act of kindness - especially when it involves a bunch of caring strangers.
That's why we're obsessed with the story of Dustin and Caren Moore, who became first-time parents last week.
However, while they were flying her home to their native California, the passengers onboard their flight decided it was worthy of a celebration.
Dustin told the story in a thread on Twitter, explaining that he and his wife had been trying for a baby for nine years, so were naturally overjoyed to be bringing home their baby.
Mid-way through the Southwest Air to California, their daughter needed to be changed, so a thoughtful flight attendant named Jenny cleared some space in the back.
"After a change, Jenny and another passenger complimented my beautiful daughter and politely asked what had prompted a flight with such a young infant," the dietician explained.
"I gave them the shortened adoption story, to which they hastily offered congratulations, and shared a few more kind remarks."
Ten minutes later, another flight attendant named Bobby came over to the couple, and too, inquired about their baby.
"We repeated the story w/ a few details, and he congratulated us before walking away. My wife and I exchanged curious looks, but thought nothing more about it," explained the dad.
"Then, we heard the intercom. The attendant Bobby came on and announced a special guest on the flight. Our daughter. "She's just been adopted by her parents Caren and Dustin, and is making her way home.
"The entire cabin erupted in cheers and applause."
But the kind act didn't stop there as they thoughtful air stewards passed around pens and napkins to the passengers, encouraging them to share their words of encouragement and advice if they wanted to.
Dustin said he and Caren were "sat in speechless gratitude" as people kept peeking over their chairs to congratulate them.
Eventually, Bobby and Jenny approached with "about 60" napkins - which included advice such as "Rub each other's feet, and rub the baby's feet", "make time for date night", "always tell her you love her", "enjoy every minute. It goes by sooo very fast", and "drink lots of wine!"
They were also given a pair of pilot wings for their daughter.
The couple soon learnt Bobby and Jenny were married and that someone had carried out a similar act for them on their honeymoon flight.
Emotionally, Dustin added: "What all of those perfect strangers and attendants did not know, was the emotionally tender state of two brand-new parents.
"Parents who after 9 years of trying had been blessed with their first child. Parents who felt scared, but determined in their new role.
"The outpouring of love from that flight, brought on by the actions of two thoughtfully observant flight attendants... it exceeds my ability to describe what it meant to us. How much those wings and written notes uplifted two new parents determined to love their new daughter."
If this isn't encouragement to carry out a kind act for a stranger, what is?
Featured Image Credit: Dustin Moore