The passenger hailed a hero for comforting a pregnant stranger's baby on a busy flight

  • The man walked the aisle most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta 
  • Onlooker Angela Byrd took the picture and said she was moved to tears
  • ‘It showed me that there are still good people out there in a world,’ she said

A young man who looked after a pregnant woman’s distressed child during a busy flight has been hailed a hero on social media.

A picture surfaced online earlier this week of a passenger walking along a plane cabin holding a young baby.

The image was taken by an onlooker called Angela Byrd, who revealed that the man has been babysitting for a female passenger on the trip from Minneapolis to Atlanta in order to give her some rest. 

This picture surfaced online earlier this week of a passenger looking after a pregnant woman's distressed child

This picture surfaced online earlier this week of a passenger looking after a pregnant woman’s distressed child

 The photo was shared on a Facebook group called ‘GAFollowers – Everything Georgia‘ and it has since attracted more than 6,000 likes.  

It was captioned: ‘On a flight back to Georgia, this man, who was a stranger to this woman, offered to help her because she was pregnant and alone on the flight and her son was upset and fussy.

‘He told her that he was a dad and wanted to help her so she could rest. 

‘He walked the aisle most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this woman’s son as if he was his own.’

The plane was flying from Minneapolis to the city of Atlanta in Georgia (pictured) 

The plane was flying from Minneapolis to the city of Atlanta in Georgia (pictured) 

She added: ‘I was in tears because it showed me today… not because he was white and she was black… that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil.’ 

Social media users have been quick to praise the man, with many saying that he has restored their faith in humanity. 

But the post also generated some debate about whether the woman needed to point out that the man was white and the woman was black.   

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