JetBlue Magically Flips the Script on Crying Babies For Mother's Day
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It’s evident in the eyes rolling throughout the cabin. It can be seen in the grimacing from passengers who make way for mother and child as she takes the middle seat. It’s the knowledge that a crying baby will soon add to the cacophony of your journey.
JetBlue has just turned that very scenario upside-down by posting the following video that will have you considering your own previous exasperation anew.
JetBlue is offering a spotlight with this wonderful campaign that started with a flight that featured a few babies whose sobs earned the entire contingent of travelers a free JetBlue flight.
The video should remind all of us that mothers are a special bunch of people who are as anxious as you are that their baby may just cause a fuss.
We all know objectively that babies can’t help but cry during a lengthy flight. They are just as aggravated by the confined space and noisy atmosphere as you are.
Unlike you, however, they can’t pop open a book, crack open a drink or fiddle through their tablet or laptop.
Their outlet is to cry.
We know this but, unfortunately, we so often forget that babies and their parents have to deal with the travails of travel in their own specific manner.
In this Mother’s Day campaign, JetBlue reminds us all to be a bit kinder and more empathetic to parents just trying to get through this bedlam called travel with the least amount of stress as possible.
CNN Money found that people were quick to offer kindness on this particular journey — even though a crying baby was worth 25 percent off their next flight.
JetBlue spokesperson Morgan Johnston tells the publication: “We weren't necessarily sure what to expect from folks on board, it was interesting to watch. We started seeing people really want to entertain the kids and make it a comfortable environment on board.”
Take note, because every flight would go a bit smoother if we acted with more compassion for our fellow travelers, regardless of their age.
Adorable babies have feelings too, after all.
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