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Southwest Crew Honors Couple With Impromptu Baby Shower for Adopted Daughter

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It’s still possible to fly the friendly skies.

A couple was bringing their adopted baby daughter home on a Southwest Airlines flight from Colorado to California when they were surprised mid-flight with an impromptu baby shower thrown by the crew and passengers.

Dustin Moore shared the heartwarming tale in a Twitter thread that demonstrates there still are positive experiences to be had during air travel.

“I’d like to share with you the kindness strangers offered us the day we brought our daughter home,” wrote Moore. “I hope our story uplifts you and reminds you there is goodness to be had in this world.”

When their daughter awoke mid-flight and needed a diaper change, a flight attendant named Jenny was there to lend a hand. She and another passenger politely wondered what had prompted a flight with such a young infant, and Moore shared a brief version of their adoption story.

Another flight attendant named Bobby also inquired about their daughter. Then, the Moores heard an intercom announcement.

“The attendant Bobby came on and announced a special guest on the flight—our daughter,” Moore tweeted. “She’s just been adopted by her parents Caren and Dustin and is making her way home. The entire cabin erupted in cheers and applause.”

The flight attendants then passed out napkins and pens and passengers and crew shared encouraging words and baby advice with the couple.

The couple was touched by the actions of the Southwest crew and their fellow passengers.

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Hong Kong Testing All Arriving Airline Passengers for Coronavirus

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Hong Kong announced Tuesday that travelers arriving at the region’s main airport would be screened for coronavirus, making it the first airport in the world to require testing for all incoming passengers.

According to Fortune.com, government officials revealed that every airline passenger who arrives at Hong Kong International Airport will now be tested for coronavirus whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.

Once the passengers arrive at the Hong Kong airport, they will deplane and board shuttle buses operated by the region’s health department to a temporary “specimen collection center” where they will test saliva from every traveler.

Passengers who complete the testing will then be shown their accommodations at the AsiaWorld-Expo convention center, where they will be forced to stay for 14 days as part of the government-mandated quarantine.

The government said it would enforce the quarantine via tracking wristbands.

“If a sample tests positive, the CHP will notify the person concerned as early as possible and arrange for admission to a public hospital for treatment,” a statement from Hong Kong read. “In general, if no notification is received within three working days after returning a sample, it means the test result is negative and the person concerned is required to continue the compulsory quarantine until the quarantine period ends.”

For passengers arriving from regions deemed high-risk, such as the United Kingdom and areas of China, they will be forced to wait at the collection center until the results of faster tests are revealed. Confirmed cases will immediately be transported to local hospitals, while travelers who test negative will be moved to the quarantine areas.

“As the testing takes time, the people concerned might need to stay at the venue to wait for eight hours or more and those arriving at night might have to wait longer,” the statement continued. “The DH urged for the understanding and patience from inbound travelers on the arrangement.”

Passengers aren’t the only people on planes getting sick, as the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) found that around 100 flight attendants have tested positive for coronavirus.

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