Aviation

Flight attendants throw impromptu baby shower for new parents

A Twitter user has shared a super heartwarming story about a pair of flight attendants who threw an impromptu baby shower in midair.

Dustin Moore, @theamericanrd, posted a thread of tweets that have since gone viral describing a recent experience he had on a Southwest Airlines flight from Colorado to California with his wife and their newly adopted daughter.

“Not too long ago, my wife and I boarded a @SouthwestAir flight with our recently adopted infant daughter. W/ clearance to return home to California, my wife carried our precious bundle, while I offered numerous apologies to passengers while maneuvering the aisle with 4 bags,” he began.

Moore said a flight attendant named Jenny became aware that the couple were bringing home their baby daughter for the first time.

“About 10 minutes later, another attendant (named Bobby) greeted us w/ a warm smile, and inquired about our daughter,” he said.

“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.

“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.

“He then shared that the crew would pass out pens and napkins to everyone, and anybody who wanted to share a word of advice or encouragement for our family was welcome to do so. We sat in speechless gratitude, as people kept peeking over their chairs to congratulate us.”

Bobby and Jenny then approached the couple with about 60 napkins bundled up and a pair of pilot wings for their daughter.

The flight attendants told Moore they were married and when they were on their honeymoon flight someone had done a similar thing for them and they wanted to “pay it forward”.

“But theres more. 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,” Moore said.

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