Mum's hunt for kind stranger who calmed baby on flight

A Sydney bloke named Kev has been hailed a hero after helping settle a stranger’s screaming baby on a long-haul flight.

British woman Anjee Watson was travelling home from a holiday in Sydney with her 18-month-old daughter and another daughter under five, when her youngest became restless.

She has since spoken of how her baby started kicking and thrashing about, until fellow passenger known only as “Kev” offered to save the day.

A man called Kev has been hailed a hero after helping settle a stranger’s screaming toddler to sleep on a long-haul flight to London. Source: Anjee Watson

The mother of two described how the fellow passenger put his arms out and asked if he could help, before the woman handed her baby over.

The distressed infant went straight to the young stranger and laid with him for more than an hour, she said.

The pair became separated upon disembarking and the grateful woman realised she didn’t get a chance to thank the man, so launched a social media call out to find him.

She took to a Bondi Facebook page to search for the London expat, which paid off in a matter of hours.

“Looking for Kev who was a legend helping me with my kids on a flight to London,” she wrote on Tuesday, alongside a photo of the hero with her baby sitting happily on his lap.

“If you know him can you please tell him to add me?”

UK woman Anjee Watson was traveling home from a holiday in Sydney with her 18-month-old baby girl and another daughter under five, when her youngest became restless. Source: Anjee Watson / Facebook

Ms Watson later confirmed she was able to connect with Kev, to thank him for making travelling with two children on the 22-hour flight much less stressful.

Those who came across her post were quick to hail Kev a “legend” singing praises for the kind stranger with the gift of comforting the restless traveller.

“Pleased to hear that there’s good men around,” one wrote.

“‘That is so cute. Good men do exist,” another added.

A third agreed saying: “There’s some awesome people in this world.”

Others commented they would like to have Kev accompany them on their next international flight.

“I’m a terrible flier. Can Kev help me next long haul flight?” asked another.

One agreed, asking “Can I find myself a Kev?”