Parents Of Twin Tots Appease Fellow Travelers By Handing Out Bags Of Candy, Ear Plugs

There is nothing like the experience of being stuck thousands of feet in the air in a tiny metal tube with screaming newborns. Knowing this, it appears that the parents of one set of twin babies wanted to get in the good graces of their fellow travelers by handing out bags of candy — and offering free earplugs to — the people around them.

In a photo posted on Reddit over the weekend, the note inside the bag of candy reads:

“We’re twin baby boys on our first flight and we’re only 14 weeks old! We’ll try to be on our best behavior, but we’d like to apologize in advance just in case we lose our cool, get scared or our ears hurt. Our mom and dad (AKA our portable milk machine and our diaper changer) have ear plugs available if you need them.”

The traveler who posted the pic wrote, “The parents were fantastic and the kids were better than would be expected. Mom was super nervous and obviously very tired, but still extremely nice to everyone around her. Not a mean or frustrated word from dad either.”

Of course, this could all be the fantasy of someone who thinks parents of young children should be showering airplane passengers with sweets and cute notes, but we think it’s a step in the right direction. It’s certainly a nice change of pace from the stories we hear of parents who ignore their bawling babies while everyone around them thinks nasty thoughts.

[via Daily Mail]

Thanks to Harper for the tip!