Pilot Lends Mom A Helping Hand

A pilot has been showered with praise after he helped a passenger look after her children during a flight.
Captain Tom Nystrom, of Finnair, gave a helping hand after he saw that an overwhelmed mother had four young boys, two of whom were babies.
He offered to hold one of the babies on his lap and feed him the bottle.
“I have children of my own… so it came natural to me to help this customer with her babies,” Mr Nystrom told Inside Edition.
When one child became fussy, he would hand the boy back to his mother and take another child instead.
A flight attendant on the plane, Ami Niemela, explained on Instagram how the rest of the crew also offered to pitch in.
“Naturally, one cannot travel with two babies on one’s lap,” she wrote on Instagram.
“So we had to solve the dilemma of [a] missing lap, otherwise it would have been a no-go for mom and the kids.
“Luckily we had our positioning crew on board and wonderful Tom took the task of being the extra lap.”
When she was at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, she shared a photo on the social media site of the baby and the smiling pilot. 
“Having strangers show you this kind of kindness during this stressful time means more than anyone can know,” said one Instagram user.
“Acts of kindness, priceless,” said another.
Source: Independent/Rachel Revesz
Photo: Ami Niemelä / Instagram

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