A Georgia woman's message about showing compassion for others has quickly gone viral after she recently helped out a stranger on an airplane.
Kesha Bernard, of Savannah, was waiting to take off on a recent flight out of Seattle when a fellow passenger's children began having meltdowns. According to Bernard, the mother was traveling alone with her three kids when two of them began crying and screaming.
As a mother of two, the commotion didn't bother Bernard, but other passengers were clearly annoyed.
"I hear a woman complaining to this mother that her child needs to stop kicking her seat," Bernard said.
Bernard also said she was disappointed in how the flight's crew handled the situation.
"While this is happening the freaking flight attendant is just standing here, listening," she said. "Not even doing anything. And the older men beside me make remarks like 'obviously her way of discipline isn't working.'"
Bernard said she sat in her chair for about 15 minutes waiting on someone closer to the mother to offer help, but no one offered. Instead, she said they just kept staring and whispering.
"Being a decent human being, I couldn't take letting this mother drown back there," Bernard said. "I get up out of my seat, go a few rows back and go ask her if she needs help."
Bernard said the mother immediately handed her baby to her, and the crying stopped. The child then fell asleep in Bernard's lap.
"How we can ignore a human in distress is beyond me. Please be kind. Please be considerate. Help one another...it makes everything easier," Bernard said on Facebook.
Bernard's Facebook post has been shared more than 100,000 times and has garnered more than 200,000 likes.
"I just feel that what I did is something anyone with a kind heart would have done," Bernard told FOX 5's Katie Muse. "I don't see myself as being a 'hero' or 'amazing,' I'm just a real person who understands the struggles of motherhood."
Bernard said she believes if we all help each other, the world would be a much easier and less stressful place.
"It's upsetting to see kind acts being looked at as a 'taboo' subject, but I'm super happy and humbled that my act of kindness is touching people in the way that it is," Bernard told FOX 5.