Flying for the first time with their 14 week old twin boys, a mum and dad handed out gift packs of sweets to all the other passengers on the plane along with a little note 'from' the babies apologising in advance if they cried or made too much noise!
The story came to light when a passenger on the plane posted about the family on Reddit, writing 'brilliant and thoughtful parents handed these out to everyone on my flight', along with a picture of a little Ziploc bag brimming with treats and the letter from the boys.
The note read:
'We're twin baby boys on our first flight and we're only 14 weeks old! We'll try to be on our best behavior, but we'd like to apologize in advance just in case we lose our cool, get scared or our ears hurt. Our mom and dad (AKA our portable milk machine and our diaper changer) have ear plugs available if you need them.'
The passenger went on to add that the babies and their parents had caused no problem at all during the flight, writing:
'The parents were fantastic and the kids were better than would be expected. Mom was super nervous and obviously very tired, but still extremely nice to everyone around her. Not a mean or frustrated word from dad either. Saw them meeting his parents at baggage, who were seeing babies for first time, and got a bit teary.'
The post has gone viral in just a day, attracting over 1.5 million views and over 3,000 comments from readers on Reddit, mostly supportive of the parent's considerate gesture, although some deemed it an 'overkill' while another poster added they did not require apologies from crying babies... And one smart-Alec wondered how they had got all the sweets through the airports controls, penning: 'I wonder what the TSA thought of this, while they were going through security?'
A fun and thoughtful way to get fellow passengers on your side or a bit sad that parents are so anxious not to disturb?
Would you do this?