Southwest Airlines crew members and passengers gave a pair of new parents a flight they’ll never forget — by throwing an impromptu baby for their adopted infant daughter.
Dustin and Caren Moore were on their way home from Colorado to California back in November with their 8-day old bundle of joy when one flight attendant, named Jenny, helped them find a place to change the newborn’s diaper, Dustin shared in a Twitter thread this week.
Jenny asked the couple about their daughter — and they shared the adoption story, he wrote.
A short time later, another attendant named Bobby approached and asked the same questions.
“We repeated the story with a few details, and he congratulated us before walking away,” Dustin wrote. “My wife and I exchanged curious looks, but thought nothing more about it.”
But it wasn’t long before the couple learned the reason for their curiosity.
“Then, we heard the intercom,” he wrote. “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,” Dustin continued.
“We sat in speechless gratitude, as people kept peeking over their chairs to congratulate us.”
The crew then read some of their favorite notes over the intercom, including, “Rub each other’s feet, and rub the baby’s feet,” and, “Drink lots of wine!” before handing the messages to the new parents.
Then, both Jenny and Bobby handed the couple a set of pilot wings for their daughter.
“We learned they were married, and that someone had done a similar act for them on their honeymoon flight,” Dustin wrote. “When I had spoken with Jenny, she thought it was a perfect opportunity to pay forward the kind act they had been shown on their honeymoon.”
Dustin told USA Today that he decided to share the heartwarming story months later because he looked at his daughter after a rough day at work and wanted to spread some positivity online.
The reaction, he told the paper, was “overwhelmingly supportive.”
“I hope you’ll take time to share what is good,” Dustin wrote. “In a world of turmoil, don’t forget to showcase the Bobby’s and Jenny’s, the kind strangers out there. And if they don’t cross your path, be one. Seek good, or create it.”
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