A heartwarming video showing a son carrying his physical disability Mother on a flight goes viral online. The teenager had to carry his mother in his arms because the plane's passageway was too narrow for a wheelchair.
Popular Instagram account Good News Correspondent posted the video two days ago and it has 2.06 lakh views. “She carried it for nine months and now it helps her carry it when she needs help,” a text insert in the video reads. The clip shows the boy carrying his mother to her seat Economy class as a flight attendant guides them.
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The woman in the video is Andrea Schwarz, a digital creator and accessibility and inclusion activist from Brazil. She posted the video on her Instagram account a week ago and wrote: “I carried my son for 9 months and today he is carrying me.” The preferred economy class seats are right at the beginning, but it would still be difficult if I get my wheelchair into my place because the hallway is getting narrower. But my son Gui helped me get there this time. It’s like I always say in my lectures: Anything is possible if you have love.”
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While netizens were impressed by the boy's love for his mother, many people also criticized the lack of accessibility on flights.
“Lack of accessibility is not heartwarming. What would be heartwarming is if voters turned to their representatives and asked them to pass the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2023 to finally require airplanes to meet accessibility standards! This way, this son no longer has to carry his mother onto the plane and she can just board in her wheelchair like all the other passengers,” one user commented. One user praised the beautiful mother-son bond but called on airports around the world to “do better.”
“Invest in dedicated support staff and equipment! “His mother shouldn’t need her son to get her to the seat, an aisle wheelchair should be available for anyone who needs it!!!” the user said. “She’s lucky to have a good, loving son like you. God bless you both!” wrote a third. “How beautiful is that? You have a wonderful son, you are a good soul,” another internet user posted.