As we frantically boarded our flight in NY, each of us marching with our rolling carry ons, a very friendly man was behind us helping Dude because he could stop his bag from twisting and turning down the boarding ramp. He was tickled by my little guy and we began talking as he offered a helping hand. He too was leaving on the same flight, as was the very friendly lady behind him. Although they didn't know each other they reassured me that I will enjoy the flight and their country. Also ugh the gentleman was from The Gambia, he had a second home in Dakar. As we boarded the plane we went our separate ways.
The flight was great the seats were spacious and after dinner we all turned off our TVs (in my case I turns off my kjndle) and slept.