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Stranger Captures Moment Airport Worker Takes Child Out of Exhausted Mother’s Arms

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Lately I’ve noticed the phrase “Kindness Over Everything” pop up everywhere I look. It’s printed in glitter across my daughter’s favorite t-shirt, and a friend recently gifted me a new notebook which features the words framed in flowers.

But how often to we truly live out the mantras we sport on our clothing and accessories? We hashtag phrases like this until we’ve exhausted them, but do we take to heart the deeper meaning behind such beliefs?



I’m no creeper, but I’ve been known to snap a photo of unique moments I’ve witnessed when out in public. I’m not alone in my fascination with random acts of kindness either.

An Imgur and Reddit user known as “but_but_sigh” recently posted a heartwarming photo that’s drawing some viral attention. The caption reads, “This gate agent offered to help an exhausted mother travelling [sic] alone calm down her crying infant.”

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Though the name of the agent at Nevada’s McCarran International Airport has not been made known, this picture is worth a thousand words and then some. And the anonymity hasn’t stopped Reddit users from commenting and praising the agent’s actions.

“These gate agents face so much abuse on a daily basis. Next time anyone takes a flight, throw them a compliment… it will absolutely make their day,” one person commented.

“You have to be an incredibly patient person to take on that job, props to this dude for going the extra mile,” another said. I can’t help but agree, and this one photo sent me on the hunt for another good Samaritan caught in the act.

Have you ever witnessed a random act of kindness?

As a mother with young children, I can more than relate to the woes of traveling with anyone under the age of 10. There will always be those with disapproving stares just waiting to make a parent feel as if he or she has committed some sort of crime for having a baby on board.

But for every unkind glare, there’s someone who understands. Rebekka Garvison, a passenger on Spirit Air back in 2015, probably knows this better than anyone.

When she boarded her Chicago to Atlanta flight, her infant Rylee began to cry. A change of seats ended up being the life-saver Garvison needed.



Little did she know when she sat next to Nyfesha Miller (pictured above), her journey would shift from rocky to smooth. “She was such a relief and so calming to me,” Garvison said. “I was already stressed and then seeing everyone else’s faces, that just made it even worse.”

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It’s people like the anonymous gate agent and “airplane angel” Nyfesha Miller who make all the difference. They’re the types of people I hope to encounter the next time I travel, and their small acts of kindness are just two more reasons I haven’t lost hope in the goodness of humanity.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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