When Rebekka Garvison boarded her flight with a newborn baby from Chicago to Atlanta last week, her fear of being judged became a reality.
Garvison noted how quiet the flight was when she got on. She took her seat next to a couple who did not look happy that her baby Rylee would be sitting with them. Already stressed out from traveling, Rylee started crying immediately.
To avoid any issues, she moved two rows ahead where there were two empty
seats instead of one. This way, Garvison would have more room to tend
to her baby.
As Rylee continued to cry despite her mother's efforts to calm her, the woman in the seat next to her, Nyfesha Miller, asked if she could try calming the baby.
As soon as Miller held Rylee in her arms, the little one stopped crying. By the time the flight took off, she was sound asleep in the stranger's arms. Miller even carried her off the flight so Gavin could get all of her belongings together. Miller said "it wasn't a problem."
Gavin was so thankful to Miller that she shared her appreciation in a Facebook status. The grateful mother openly told Miller that she will "never understand how happy this act of kindness has made my family. You could have just rolled your eyes and been irritated like everyone else, but you took her and held her the entire flight and let me get some rest and peace of mind."