A mother-of-two who posted an appeal on Facebook to track down the stranger who helped look after her restless baby on a long-haul flight to London has been reunited with the everyday hero after her search proved successful.
British woman Anjee Watson was travelling home from a holiday in Sydney with her two young daughters – one under five, the other just 18 months old – when she met ‘Kev’, from Sydney.
‘My 18-month-old was just kicking off: screaming and thrashing about,’ Anjee told Daily Mail Australia.
‘And Kev just puts his arms out and says “Can I help you?”‘
A mother-of-two posted a call-out on Facebook to track down the stranger who helped looked after her restless baby on a long-haul flight
Anjee Watson (pictured: right) was travelling from Sydney to London with her two young daughters – one under five, the other just 18 months old
Anjee explained how her unruly young child went straight to the kind-hearted stranger ‘and laid with him for over an hour.
‘He was happy for her to just lay there and that’s all she wanted,’ she said.
‘He didn’t have a choice in the matter: my baby just wanted to go straight to him.’
Anjee and Kev became separated during the layover of the 22-hour-odd flight, and it wasn’t until later that the mother realised she hadn’t had the chance to properly thank him.
And so, shortly arriving back into London, Anjee took to social media – and managed to track him down.
‘My 18-month-old was just kicking off: screaming and thrashing about,’ Anjee told Daily Mail Australia. ‘And Kev just puts his arms out and says “Can I help you?”‘
‘Lokking for kev who was a legend helping me with my kids on a flight to London,’ she wrote, alongside a picture of Kev with her child on his lap.
‘If you know him can you please tell him to add me?’
‘It’s up to about 300 likes,’ said Anjee, a little more than 24 hours since she posted the call-put.
‘Lots of comments saying things like “Pleased to hear that there’s good men around”.’
It wasn’t long before she managed to track down her impromptu babysitter, either, whom she knew to live either in or around the general area of Bondi.
‘I’ve managed to say my thankyou’s,’ she said.
Anjee also reiterated how appreciative she was of the extra helping hand.
‘Kev helped with [my daughter] for about an hour,’ she recalled.
‘As soon as he picked her up she calmed down, and he let me have a rest by looking after her for me.
‘It’s such a long flight, it’s stressful when your baby’s kicking off.’
Anjee was flying home to London at the time after a holiday with her daughters in Sydney
A swarm of Facebook users have taken to the comments thread of Anjee’s post to express sympathy with her situation and praise Kev’s selfless generosity.
‘That is so cute. Good men do exist,’ wrote one user, while another noted that ‘There’s some awesome people in this world.’
Some are even calling on the kind stranger to help them on their next international transit.
‘I’m a terrible flier. Can Kev help me next long haul flight?’ wrote one.
‘Can I find myself a Kev?’ wrote one another.