We all like to think that we would go the extra mile for someone in need, but not many of us would go to the extent that this police officer did.
Most of us have been in situations where a crying infant has been irritating. The first example that pops to mind is on a plane. There's nothing we can do about it other than put our headphones on and hope that the little one settles down. For those of us who have been the parents of one of those babies, we know exactly how stressful a time it can be when an infant just won't settle.
One place that one may not likely even register a baby crying since it is simply a part of the common background noise is a hospital. Most hospitals are full of babies, as you might expect, so you're probably going to hear a cry or two. For a certain police officer in Argentina, one baby's cries stood out above the rest, and she sprung into action.
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Celeste Ayala was at the Sister Maria Ludovica children’s hospital when she witnessed a baby being brought in who was suffering from malnutrition, as reported by Metro. The nurses on duty were clearly swamped, so Ms. Ayala asked if it would be okay if she comforted and fed the baby. Despite not knowing the little one, she then performed an unbelievable act of kindness and began to breastfeed him.
The baby stopped crying right away, unsurprising considering he was malnourished. "I noticed that he was hungry, as he was putting his hand into his mouth, so I asked to hug him and breastfeed him," the officer explained to the local press. Ms. Ayala's colleague, Marcos Heredia, took a photo of her feeding the little one, and also revealed that he had heard hospital staff referring to the baby as "smelly and dirty."
It's acts of kindness like this one that hopefully inspire others to spring into action when they see someone in need, especially a baby or a child. It would not have even entered into the minds of many people to do what Ms. Ayala did in that situation, but what she did helped this poor infant and eased his pain, at least for a little while.