A California couple flew home with their newly adopted newborn baby when two flight attendants threw them a spontaneous baby shower in the plane – and threw dozens of passengers inside.
November 9th Dustin Moore, 33, and his wife Caren, 35, traveled home with Southwest Airlines from Colorado with the eight-day-old daughter they had just hired after nine months of trying for a baby.
When a few flight attendants heard the happy circumstances of the trip, one stepped on the intercom to congratulate them and invite the other passengers to send messages to the new parents about napkins for them to take home.
Heartwarming story: Dustin Moore and his wife Caren traveled from Colorado to Southwest Airlines with the eight day old daughter they had just adopted on November 9
So sweet: a few flight attendants invited everyone on the flight to write messages to the new parents for the occasion
Dustin, a nutritionist, shared the heart-warming story on Twitter last weekend.
“Not long ago my wife and I boarded a Southwest Air flight with our recently adopted daughter,” he began.
“[With] permission to return to California, my wife carried our precious bundle, while I apologized to the passengers as I maneuvered through the aisle with 4 bags.
“Halfway through the flight our daughter woke up and informed us politely that she wanted a new diaper. After inquiring about room for a table change, a thoughtful flight attendant (named Jenny) cleared a room in the back of the plane and gave us privacy.
“After a change, Jenny and another passenger complimented my beautiful daughter and politely asked what had caused a flight with such a young baby.
“I gave them the short adoption story, with which they hastily offered congratulations and shared a few more nice comments,” he wrote.
Just melt! Dustin shared the story on Twitter and remembered how they were going to California with their daughter when a flight attendant heard why they were traveling
It turned out that Jenny did more than congratulations – she also told fellow crew members about it.
“About 10 minutes later another servant (named Bobby) greeted us with a warm smile and inquired about our daughter,” Dustin continued.
“We repeated the story with a few details and he congratulated us before he walked away. My wife and I exchanged curious looks, but didn’t think about it anymore.
“Then we heard the intercom. The companion Bobby arrived and announced a special guest on the flight. Our daughter, “Dustin wrote.
Bobby announced: “She has just been adopted by her parents Caren and Dustin and is on her way home.”
“The whole cabin burst into cheers and applause,” Dustin recalled.
“[Bobby] then told that the crew would pass out pens and napkins to everyone, and anyone who wanted to share a word of advice or encouragement for our family was welcome to do so.
Spread joy: one of the stewardesses made an announcement and invited passengers to take notes on napkins
“We were speechlessly grateful while people continued to peek over their chairs to congratulate us. The crew collected the napkins and then read a few of their favorites over the intercom. “
“The outpouring of love from that flight … it exceeds my ability to describe what it meant to us,” Dustin said
Some of the highlights were: “Rub each other’s feet and rub the baby’s feet,” “Make time for date night,” “Always tell her you love her,” and “Enjoy every minute.” It passes so quickly. “
“Drink lots of wine!” inspired a round of cheers.
“Then Bobby and Jenny came to us with the napkins together (about 60), with a set of pilot wings for our daughter,” Dustin said.
“We found out that they were married and that someone had done a similar act for them during their honeymoon.
“When I spoke to Jenny, she thought it was a perfect opportunity to pay in advance for the nice act they had seen during their honeymoon.
“Even when we disembarked, people continued to approach us and wish us the best and our beautiful daughter. Our hearts were full. “
“We were speechlessly grateful as people continued to peek over their seats to congratulate us,” Dustin said
Dustin said that the experience was particularly moving because of the “emotionally tender state” in which he and his wife found themselves, after unsuccessfully trying to have a child for nine years and eventually having one.
“The outpouring of love from that flight caused by the actions of two attentive attendant … it surpasses my ability to describe what it meant to us,” he said.
“How much those wings and written notes have lifted two new parents, determined to love their new daughter.”
Dustin noted that Twitter is often used to share grievances, but he wanted to share a story of “the kindness that strangers offered us.”
“I hope you take the time to share what is right. In a world of unrest, don’t forget to demonstrate the Bobby’s and Jenny’s, the nice strangers out there. And if they don’t cross your path, be one. Search well, or create it.
Worth the detention: they’ve saved the napkins, about 60 in total, and Dustin’s mother put them in a photo album
Love: Dustin noted that Twitter is often used to share grievances, but he wanted to share a story of “the kindness that strangers offered us”
Dustin said: ‘Even when we got out, people kept approaching us and wishing us the best and our beautiful daughter. Our hearts were full ‘
“I hope our story elevates you and reminds you that there is goodness in this world,” he said
“I hope our story elevates you and reminds you that there is goodness in this world,” he said.
The story is certainly uplifting for the thousands of other Twitter users who enjoyed it.
Dustin also showed the photo album his mother had put together when they got home, including all napkins with genuine messages.
One was from a passenger who was adopted 64 years ago.
“Thank you for giving this child a loving family to be a part of,” the passenger wrote. ‘We adopted children need some extra love. Congratulations.’
Dustin told me Washington Post that he is still being choked by thinking about what happened.
“For a whole group of strangers to come together like that, to participate like that, to show us that kind of love and kindness meant everything to us,” he said.
He and Caren also like to be parents for their three-month-old child.
“It’s just great to have a daughter,” he said. ‘All the little details that are common to other people are amazing to us. When she’s farming, we say, “What an achievement!” It was a long, long wait for her, but every minute we had to wait was worth it. ”