Bad weather, flight cancellations and a young baby meant Evan Hughes was having "one of the worst days" of his life.

The US father was travelling with his wife and eight-month-old son when their flight from Chicago to Texas was cancelled.

After being booked on separate flights the next day, Hughes took his son with him on the earlier flight so he could get home first.

However, when the "exhausted" dad boarded his connecting flight in Atlanta, his young baby started acting up, wanting to climb all over the woman sitting next to them.

As it turned out, the stranger was a mother of two and day-care worker, and offered to hold the baby.

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Within a minute the little man had fallen asleep and the unidentified woman said she could mind the baby if Hughes wanted to sleep.

"The exhaustion from the day had caught up, and having that temporary reprieve to catch some shut-eye was amazing," he told the Huffington Post.

"The kindness of this stranger was truly refreshing on what was quickly becoming one of the worst days in a long time.

What a lovely gesture. Would you do anything like this for someone?

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