Watch Adorable Toddler Fist-Bump Fellow Southwest Passengers
A complimentary snack and a drink is what most passengers expect to get aboard a Southwest flight, but during a recent trip from Kansas City to Chicago, a two-year-old toddler named Guy decided to raise the stakes. In a video posted on July 21, Guy is filmed cheerfully fist-bumping fellow passengers while walking down an airplane cabin's narrow aisle.
The video was first posted on Instagram by Guy's mother, Alya Jakubowicz, and later shared on Southwest's Facebook page. Throughout the minute-long clip, Guy patiently waits until he's acknowledged by fellow passengers — and even befriends the flight attendant. The passengers aren't the only ones charmed by Guy: Over the past few days, the adorableness has garnered over 70,000 likes (and counting).
"Grown men were chuckling and laughing, saying how great he was. He even encouraged those with their heads in a screen to look up and interact in a positivity way. He actually waited until they did," Jakubowicz told ABC.
Apparently, this isn't Guy's first time spreading amusement among fellow travelers in an airplane cabin. During a flight delay last year, his mother recalls letting a then 18-month-old Guy "loose in the aisle," where he eventually learned how to fist-bump from another passenger on the plane.
Jakubowicz encourages Guy and his six-year-old sister to greet passengers for a practical reason — to help put other travelers at ease. She told ABC, "Whenever a child, especially a young child, boards a flight I think it is only natural for the passengers to be a bit uneasy about how their flight will go."
Check out the video, below:
H/T: ABC 10 News
Featured image courtesy of Alya Jakubowicz via Instagram