A mother is speaking out after an incident involving her two-year-old child that left her “shaking” on a recent Southwest Airlines flight in the United States.
Ali Cleek was on an August 12 flight from Orlando, Florida to Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband and two children, aged 4 and 2. Her two-year-old daughter, Drew, was crying and would not keep on her mask, Ms Cleek told FOX News.
“Drew is a thumb sucker and her only way she biologically knows how to soothe herself is by sucking her thumb which is damn near impossible with a mask,” Ms Cleek posted to Instagram after the incident.
Ms Cleek said she and her husband held Drew down, trying to get her to wear her mask while two flight attendants stood over them, watching.
What happened next, Ms Cleek wrote on Instagram after the incident, had her “still shaking”.