February 15, 2018
While airports might typically be associated with stress, they can also be places for strangers to help out during those very times of travel anxiety.
One such incident happened to Beth Bornstein Dunnington when she was flying out of Los Angeles earlier this month.
The mom from Waimea, Hawaii was at LAX waiting to board her flight to Portland. As she was in the departure area alongside a crowd of other travelers waiting for their own flights, she saw a mother who was having some problems with her son.
Dunnington wrote on Facebook: "A toddler who looked to be eighteen or so months old was having a total meltdown, running between the seats, kicking and screaming, then lying on the ground, refusing to board the plane."
"His young mom, who was clearly pregnant and traveling alone with her son, became completely overwhelmed… she couldn't pick him up because he was so upset, he kept running away from her, then lying down on the ground, kicking and screaming again."
"The mother finally sat down on the floor and put her head in her hands, with her kid next to her still having a meltdown, and started crying."
Dunnington was then heartened by what happened next.