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It's natural that parents might worry about their kids getting restless on a long-haul flight - but one mum leapt to the defence of her children after catching a fellow passenger criticising their behaviour. Watch the story unfold in the video below:
In a video that's gone viral on TikTok, mum Amy Johnson caught footage of the exact moment someone in the seat in front of referred to her kids as 'ill-behaved brats' in a text message.
Amy posted the video with the caption: "I actually didn't think the kids did terrible on the flight but clearly this woman had other opinions."
In the clip, the woman is seen sending a message which initially refers to 'the most ill-behaved brats I have ever seen on a plane', before she changes 'brats' to 'kids' instead.
Amy added: "Love us or hate us, we did our best to keep our four and one-year-old quiet and happy during the flight. Kids aren't for everyone."
Some TikTok users said they could hear the sound of children in the background of the video, which was posted with music playing over the top. One person commented: "Yeah, this isn't helping your case...."
Another added: "She [the woman sending the text]'s venting to someone and the fact she was patient enough not to say anything the entire flight earns her even more respect."
Amy retorted: "I'm not trying to make any case here. I found it funny. I was not offended and we did apologise. That was also not all my child in the background.
"I was holding our sleeping one year old, not ignoring my children. My husband hushed our son and the boy behind us for giggling. Calm down."
However, she also got plenty of support from other TikTok users, with another person writing: "Oh no, not people mum-shaming her for her kids being kids. Maybe next time she should put tape over their mouths, oh and zip-tie them for no movement."
"I don't see anything wrong with this. Kids have no sound filter. They will get loud until someone tells them, and you told them.
"Are kids supposed to just stay quiet all the time now? I understand being respectful and not disturbing others but the kids were just laughing."
Amy later reposted the clip without music, with overlaid captions which read: "We had landed and were waiting to pull up to deplane.
"My son was playing with another boy in the back row giggling. They had just seen each other and were not playing the whole flight. My one-year-old was sleeping.
"I kept my children as quiet and entertained as possible during the whole flight. We also booked the second to last row to not disrupt everyone just in case.
"The woman clearly wanted me to see what she was typing. I wasn't offended. They weren't perfect the whole flight and I get that not everyone is as understanding.
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