Flight attendant's gesture to tired mum goes viral

Kristine Solomon
Style and Beauty Writer
A Southwest flight attendant named Jessica gave an overwhelmed mum a rest by holding her toddler on a recent flight. (Photo: Facebook/Savannah Blum)

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant who spotted an exhausted mum decided to step in and carry the passenger’s toddler, and video of the heartwarming gesture is now going viral on Facebook.

Savannah Blum had just boarded a connecting flight after visiting family in Texas, when her 19-month-old daughter, Brittain, decided it was the perfect time to have a meltdown.

NBC New York reports that that was the moment a flight attendant, known only as Jessica, approached the overwhelmed mum and said: “Come here, baby. I got her, Mama. You go sit down.”

Jessica held baby Brittain in her arms as she went about her cabin duties.

The hostess was seen closing overhead bins while soothing the toddler, who soon calmed down and began blowing kisses to her fellow passengers, who were suitably delighted.

Blum began filming the pair and decided to post the video to Facebook on Monday.

Everyone loves this little girl — even Southwest passengers and flight attendants,” Blum, an elementary school teacher who was returning from spring break vacation, captioned the clip.

The Southwest Airlines attendant was heaped with praise online. photo: Getty Images

Facebook users went wild for the post, labelling it ‘priceless’, ‘precious’ and ‘so cute’. 

For mums on Facebook is was a relatable, and inspirational moment.

That woman is awesome … mommas need a break sometimes!” one wrote.

“Oh my word!! Blowing all those kisses! Too adorable!” another commented.

One woman who was present on the flight commented, sharing her exchange with the flight attendant in question.

I was on this flight … I asked the flight attendant how she got so lucky,” the woman shared. “She replied: ‘Pretty cute carry-on, right?’ Made my 14-hour day of travel sweeter!'”

Southwest Airline told NBC New York: “(Our crew members) take great pride in delivering our legendary Southwest Hospitality, so it’s not surprising that one of our amazing flight attendants shared her Southwest Heart while helping to care for one of our youngest customers in such a sweet, fun way!”

It’s not the first time a flight attendant has gone above and beyond to make a passengers day, last year this extravagant safety routine brought a smile to the faces of a plane full of people.

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