Many commenters commended the choice of outfits, deeming them “cute” and “safe”.
One commenter wrote: “This is the cutest thing I think I’ve ever seen. Lil pint-sized astronaut.”[SIC]
Another said: “My daughter flew last week. I should have put her in one of those suits.”
A third jokes: “Are they going to the moon? Is that route open?”
Although the outfit raised a few eyebrows, many were quick to show support for the parent in this situation.
One commenter said: “Why is this passenger shaming? To get children to buy into maintaining safety on flights sometimes parents need to get creative. Please don’t shame parents flying with kids.”
Perhaps this is because so many in the comments shared varying levels of anxiety about taking to the skies again once the lockdown restrictions in their country were eased.
“Have a trip planned to Turks and Caicos ( borders open July 22nd) that I booked ages ago for August,” said one concerned parent.
“On fence about canceling bc I am scared to put kids on plane but if I can put them in space suits may change my mind.” [SIC]
Another echoed this feeling of uncertainty, saying: “We cancelled both of our trips but anxious to schedule one as soon as it is safe.”