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Adoptive Parents on Plane Showered with Love and Encouragement

After Dustin and Caren Moore asked a flight attendant for help changing their newborn daughter, they received much, much more than what they asked for. Jenny, one of the flight attendants working the Southwest flight, happened to ask the parents why they were flying with such a young baby. And when she found out that the Moores had newly adopted their first and only child, Jenny sprang into action. Enlisting the help of her workmate Bobby and other members of the Southwest flight crew, Jenny surreptitiously organized an impromptu baby shower. Bobby came back and asked a few other questions, which initially left the Moores confused.

Caren Moore told reporters, “Five minutes later, Bobby came on the intercom and said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a very special guest on the flight today. She’s only 8 days old and she’s traveling home with her mom and dad.’” After the passengers burst into applause, the crew then passed out pens and napkins and encouraged them to jot down notes of advice, love and encouragement, some of which were eventually read aloud. Meanwhile, plenty of folks stopped by to offer their compliments for the baby and congratulations to her parents.

After arriving home, Dustin contacted Southwest to offer his gratitude. “For an entire crew of strangers to come together like that, to partake like that, to show us that kind of love and kindness meant everything to us.”

Possible Preaching Angle:

The people of God show the heart of God when we can surround those who care for children with unexpected love and care.


Allison Klein, “A couple flew home with their adopted infant. Strangers threw an impromptu baby shower on the plane,” The Washington Post (2-13-20)

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