A dad is thanking a kind stranger aboard his flight for giving him some relief on “one of the worst days in a long time.”

Dad Evan Hughes was flying with his 8-month-old son, on his way home to Dallas from Chicago. According to a post on Imgur, he got separated from his wife in Chicago, due to weather.

“This was only little man’s second flight ever… and he was going so well until he wanted to go see my neighbor in the window seat,” Huges wrote on Imgur. “After brief introductions and him fighting me trying to crawl over to her, she opens her arms and says, ‘Oh just give him to me!'”

Exhausted from his long travel day, Hughes said he welcomed the kindness.

“Not 60 seconds later he puts his head down on her chest and falls asleep!” wrote Hughes. “She then proceeds to tell me that if I wanted to take a quick nap that she would be more than happy to hold him while he slept. After multiple cancellations and layovers I selfishly agreed to give her watch over my precious child so that I could catch a quick cat nap.”

Hughes said the unexpected kindness was a welcomed change.

“The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming one of the worst days in a long time. There is still hope!” wrote Hughes.

Kind woman aboard flight helps exhausted dad having a very bad day

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