One little tweet has sent the internet into a tizzy. Was a man’s decision to spend the flight standing in the aisle so his wife could sleep a noble and valiant act of love or crass and selfish move?
We don’t know the flight, the airline, or the date this occurred. In fact, we don’t know if this happened at all or was just the fiction of a wistful romantic on Twitter.
But for our discussion today, it doesn’t really matter. Let’s just pretend it happened.
This guy stood up the whole 6 hours so his wife could sleep. Now THAT is love. pic.twitter.com/Vk9clS9cCj
— Courtney Lee Johnson (@courtneylj_) September 6, 2019
People have reacted to this story in two different ways. Some are heaping praise on the man for being selfless and kind.
But others are calling his wife selfish or mocking the two for not sitting in the “lap lay” position (woman lays on the man’s lap). Some are saying the man was rude for blocking the aisle and may have been a safety hazard.
I think the safety hazard charge is a bit of a stretch. Frankly, I think it was a nice gesture. But six hours is a long time to stand and strikes me as a bit unnecessary…sort of Jack and Rose like in Titanic:
Would you stand six hours on a flight for the person you love?