Two-year-old Guy Jakubowicz was definitely having a good travel day. He must have been lucky enough to avoid any delays, or any unfriendly flight personnel like some people recently. The little boy was boarding a Southwest flight from Kansas City, where he was visiting his grandmother, to return home to Raleigh, North Carolina, and he couldn’t be happier.
How do we know? He was fist-bumping and greeting everyone en route to his seat. His mom, Alya, filmed the adorable moment as the two made their way through the plane, and it is clear from the video that his excitement and happy disposition were infectious and welcomed by the other travelers. Because after waiting in lines, and lugging big bags around, only to sit in a cramped seat while breathing stale air, who wouldn’t want a little help getting in a good mood?
Alya spoke to Babble about the trip:
His mom tells Babble that Guy is definitely “all personality”… yes, even at 2!
“People are drawn to him, but his signature move is the fist bump,” she shares. “He does it when we leave restaurants, ice cream shops, the gym, etc. He loves to greet people with it! He truly brings a great deal of joy.”
Kudos to Alya for capturing Guy’s special entrance on camera — we all definitely need the positivity this week, and it doesn’t hurt to see an airline video popping into your feed that actually makes you feel good.
“The world is full of negative news at the moment and I am just overjoyed that my son is able to spread so much joy,” Alya tells Babble. “I am one proud Mama … He brought a lot of people together and in a very positive way. He doesn’t exclude anyone and I hope his innocent actions resonate with all who view it. Joy is everywhere if you just allow yourself to embrace it — or in this instance, fist bump it.”
So maybe not every airline story these days has to be a bad one. We can thank little Guy for that.
The video, which was shared on Southwest Airlines’ Facebook page, has been shared nearly 35,ooo times. Now that’s a great way to spread a little joy!
Watch the video below:
If every airline flight was this welcoming! #gosouthwest #fistbump
Posted by Suzann Novak on Saturday, July 22, 2017