Cramped space, uncomfortable seats, wailing babies — these are just a few things that most of us expect to encounter when flying the friendly skies. And while you can choose to upgrade your space and seat, there's not a whole lot you can do about the wailing babies... unless you end up on a flight with some very considerate celebrities. While traveling with their twins on a recent trip, George and Amal Clooney gave passengers noise-canceling headphones and a handwritten note— just in case the kids got crazy. But they behaved like perfect angels!
The famous new parents, who were headed to London with their twins in tow, passed out headphones to their fellow first-class travelers in anticipation of a little newborn turbulence. The headphones were adorned with the logo of George's Casamigos tequila company, and each pair included a handwritten note, straight from the desk of George Clooney himself. A source at Us Weekly recently shared a photo of the note, which read:
Our twins just discovered squawking!! Hope this helps make the flight a little quieter. Best, George & Amal
Plenty of people probably would have settled for the Clooney-penned note alone, but that, plus the noise-canceling headphones (and two noise-free babies) definitely puts George and Amal in the running to win "Most Generous Gesture by Strangers on an Airplane, Ever." And, according to a source at Page Six, one of the passengers on the receiving end of the couple's generosity was yet another famous face. "Even Quentin Tarantino, who was onboard, wore the headphones," the source said. "But the babies didn’t make a peep!”
The seemingly well-behaved babies, Ella and Alexander, were born to the famous first-time parents back in June. During a recent interview with People, Entertainment Weekly, and InStyle, George joked about some of his new-dad struggles.
“Right now with my kids, because I have no breasts, I don’t exist. I pick them up, I give them a bottle and I hand them back to my wife and they’re happier."
While the twins might not know that their dad exists for now, the rest of the world sure does. On raising his kids in the spotlight, George said:
“Nothing’s different. Just because you happen to have been born into a sort of lucky situation in many ways, certainly not into poverty and into some place of luxury, you want to make sure they’re empathetic and compassionate. That they learn all the things I was taught as a young man about how we’re only successful as a country as the people who are least successful.”
“I think that’s going to be a challenge," he went on, "to constantly remind our kids that being born in one place doesn’t give you the right to just ignore everyone else’s difficulties." If their recent flight to London is any indication, it sounds like the twins are already succeeding at being selfless.
Speaking of being selfless, handing out headphones to his fellow passengers isn't the only good deed that George has made headlines with lately. His long-time friend (and husband of Cindy Crawford), Rande Gerber, revealed in a recent interview with MSNBC that the Oscar-winning star once gifted 14 of their closest friends $1 million each.
According to Gerber, here's how George explained the cash:
"He goes, ‘I know we’ve all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it. You don’t have to worry about your kids, you don’t have to worry about, you know, school, you don’t have to worry about paying your mortgage.'”
Apparently, George is just full of generous gestures. Sounds like the star, who has contributed to countless philanthropic causes over the years as well, is already setting a pretty great example for his two tiny twins. And seeing as how their mom, Amal, is an accomplished human rights lawyer and activist to-boot, it's probably safe to assume that the twins will turn out just fine.