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Masked Up Baby On Flight Is The 'Hero We All Need'

Joe Harker

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Masked Up Baby On Flight Is The 'Hero We All Need'

Featured Image Credit: Jandre Opperman/Instagram/Alamy

A baby in a mask with eyeholes cut into it has been praised as the 'hero we all need' right now.

According to The Independent, the baby was pictured on an Air New Zealand flight looking like a little superhero.

The tot was wearing an adult-sized face mask with eyeholes which covered most of their face, making them look the world's youngest Zorro cosplayer.

The picture was taken by Jandre Opperman, who said the 'super-sweet interaction' with the baby helped relieve some of the boredom of waiting to get off the flight from Auckland to Wellington.

She said: "The baby was full of joy, jumping around and giggling away. It made the wait to get off the plane a bit more entertaining."

Sadly, not everyone is taking the picture the same way as plenty took the opportunity to slate mask wearing.

Some people thought the baby wearing the mask was unsafe, while others said it was a sign of overzealous mask wearing after the coronavirus pandemic.

One person commented that they'd 'remove the mask from her myself' if they had been on that flight, while others said it was 'so incredibly sad' that a baby was wearing a mask.

Someone else said it was 'dangerous to cover their breathing holes like this'.

The masked up baby was pictured on board an Air New Zealand flight. Credit: Alamy
The masked up baby was pictured on board an Air New Zealand flight. Credit: Alamy

By New Zealand law all passengers aged 12 and over have to wear masks on domestic flights, so this baby was too young but found a way to get in on the fun anyway.

The advice for younger kids is to don a decently fitting mask which covers both their mouth and nose.

Sadly for kids who want to pretend to be the Ninja Turtles, cutting a couple of eyeholes in an adult-sized mask probably doesn't count for that and they'll have to get something more boring.

Speaking of Air New Zealand, they're sticking bunk bed sleeping pods on some of their long haul flights so that people can grab a good few hours of sleep.

They've dubbed their new sleeping pods 'Skynest', which sounds dangerously close to 'Skynet' from Terminator, the AI which wipes out most of humanity and keeps sending killer robots back in time.

Economy passengers will be able to book four-hour slots in the pods, and each person will be limited to just one slot per long haul flight.

Topics: News

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