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Parents give out handmade cards apologising for crying infant on long-haul flight

Traditional Chinese red envelopes.
Traditional Chinese red envelopes. Image by Jon C / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Chinese couple went above and beyond to apologise for their crying infant on a recent flight. The pair were flying from Beijing to London with their 18-month-old baby and the baby’s grandparents. As it was the baby’s first flight, the couple created hand-drawn comic cards in Chinese and English to pass out to 40 passengers sitting near them on the flight to apologise if the baby cried during the trip. The cards were delivered inside a red envelope (traditional during upcoming Chinese New Year) alongside two chocolates. Read more: shanghaiist.com