Then, a toddler started to cry - the older sister of the crying baby. "I have mom powers and totally ignore it," Bernard said. But what she couldn't ignore was how the people on the plane were responding to the poor mother in need.
"The older men beside me made remarks like 'obviously her way of discipline isn't working,'" Bernard said in her post.
This mom also wrote that a woman sitting in front of the toddler was upset that the screaming girl was kicking her seat, so she reached back and grabbed the three-year-old's leg.
That poor mother was lucky she had Bernard to help her out. When Bernard shared her experience on Facebook, the post went viral, receiving over 200,000 likes and 100,000 shares.
I like to believe that if I were in that situation, I would have gotten up to help the mother with her hands full. Hopefully, with the thousands of people who have seen Bernard's post, more people will be inspired to do what she did and reach out to those who are struggling.
Emily Brady is a member of the FamilyShare content team. She studied Communication with an emphasis in journalism. She loves photography and finding a good book to read in her hammock on a sunny, breezy day.