There’s a story going around that a man stood during an entire six hour flight so his wife could stretch out over their row and get some shut-eye.
Courtney Lee Johnson, a passenger on the flight, snapped the man’s devotion and posted it on Twitter, writing,
“This guy stood up the whole 6 hours so his wife could sleep. Now THAT is love.”
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
The photo shows the man resting his arms on the seats while his wife is completely sacked out.
Johnson’s tweet went viral with almost 17,000 likes and 6,500 comments.
But Twitter is an unromantic realm. Most people thought the wife was wrong for letting her man stand for the duration of the flight.
I can't let my man stand for even 10 minutes. I'd definitely be sleeping on his laps which would even be more comfortable. Or rest properly on the chair. Why would you let your man stand for 6 hours?
— FiloMena (@MenaOkonkwo) September 6, 2019
A few wondered what the flight attendants thought about the man blocking the aisle for an entire flight.
Like, was that even possible? Because it probably wasn’t.
The flight attendants wouldn’t even allow this ???
— Beautifully_dope (@Steve_wozowski) September 6, 2019
At least one person wanted to give the couple the benefit of the doubt.
Na don't be like that.. all you re seeing is a picture that can have a million possible stories… That could have made this right . Nothing is ever right or wrong but thinking made it so the words of Shakespeare
— Sam Nerazzurra ???? (@blck_filosofa) September 6, 2019
Maybe, it was love. Maybe, it wasn’t.
There are other ways to catch a few winks on a plane without making your spouse’s compression socks scream.
The experts at Travel and Leisure suggest choosing a window seat so you can lean your head on something, preferably a travel pillow you brought from home. If that’s not possible, try adjusting your headrest. Many of them can be manipulated to cradle your head. A neck pillow is good, too, for supporting your head and letting you relax your neck muscles.
And, a seat in first class will always afford you optimal comfort. If you can afford to buy the ticket, that is.
Otherwise, unless you purchase an entire row to yourself or you have a spouse who is willing to do anything to let you sleep–like stand for hours on end–you’re probably not going to get the sleep of your life on any flight.
What do you think about this man’s gesture? Romantic or weird?
Tell us in the comments.