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Aeroplane Passenger Stands for 6 Hours so His Wife Could Sleep Across His Seat

Aeroplane Passenger Stands for 6 Hours so His Wife Could Sleep Across His Seat

A viral photo of an older gentleman standing beside his sleeping wife on an aeroplane has started a raging internet debate.

The contentious photo recently surfaced on Twitter showing a man who reportedly stood for six hours on a plane ride. He is shown standing over someone who appears to be his wife, who is using both seats to lay down and sleep.

As lovely and romantic as this kindness seems, some users on Twitter disagreed. Instead of seeing this as the ultimate romantic move, some thought the woman should have just sat normally in her chair.

Others agreed. One woman commented: “I can’t let my man stand for even 10 minutes. I’d definitely be sleeping on his lap which would even be more comfortable. Or rest properly on the chair. Why would you let your man stand for 6 hours?”

“If that is love then I’d rather be lonely,” replied another.

“That not love. That’s selfishness on the woman’s part. Can’t she just place her head on his shoulders and sleep? Love doesn’t work like that,” added a third.

While the post didn’t include any further details on how long the overall flight was or where they were headed to, Twitter debated the sweet gesture fully. The original post garnered over 3,000 retweets and over 15,000 reactions.

What do you think? Would you stand for six hours so your partner could sleep? Or would you suggest a less selfless option instead?


Source: Twitter/Courtney Lee Johnson

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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