Air hostess' act of kindness makes waves on social media

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Air hostess Mavis Xotongo's act of kindness on a flight to New York is making waves on social media.

Air hostess Mavis Xotongo's act of kindness on a flight to New York is making waves on social media.

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Air hostess Mavis Xotongo's act of kindness on a flight to New York is making waves on social media.

Air hostess Mavis Xotongo's act of kindness on a flight to New York is making waves on social media.

JOHANNESBURG - Kate Whalley-Hands, a South African expat, is creating waves on social media.

Her Facebook post about an act of kindness on a flight between New York and Johannesburg is drawing "oohs" and "aahs" from across the globe.

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The Durban-born mother was travelling alone and struggling to put her 20-month-old baby to sleep when in walked Mavis Xotongo.

The air hostess took the baby under her wing, literally, allowing Whalley-Hands to finish her meal.

Fifteen minutes later, baby Imogen was fast asleep and a proudly South African moment was born.