When a young man saw the distressed pregnant mother trying to comfort her upset toddler on the airplane, he shocked many with what he did next.
Offering to look after the child for a while, the stranger told the mother to rest.
"He told her that he was a dad and wanted to help her so she could rest," wrote Facebook user Angela Byrd, who snapped a photo and uploaded it online. "He walked the aisle most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this woman's son as if he was his own."
"It showed me today that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil," added Byrd, who said watching the incident made her cry.
Many on social media were touched by the moment.
"This man chose to put his needs aside and kindly take care of a stranger," wrote one user, adding that the man was "selfless." "Oh to think what the world would be like if we all made that our goal. One act of kindness a day. What a blessing he was to this Mom and her child!"
Others shared similar acts of kindness they had received on an airplane.
"A military man did this for my mother on a long flight from Germany to the states when I was one!" one woman said. "There are still great people out there, one person can make an impact."
Not everybody has experienced compassion when their children were noisy on an airplane.
On the website Scary Mommy, Sarah Hosseini recalls being criticized for her's children's laughter while traveling from New York to Atlanta.
Hosseini says a woman tried to shush her giggling children.
'"I got up from my seat and said, 'If you have an issue with my kids, you need to address me. Their mother. Not my kids.' A man about three rows back piped up, 'She wouldn’t have to if you’d do something about your kids.'"
"Excuse us, but getting a toddler to sit still quietly for an entire plane ride is not the easiest thing in the world," added Hosseini in her article.