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Police Officer Nurses Neglected Infant In Incredible Act Of Kindness

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.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"]Pic Shows: Celeste Ayala with mates; A female police officer has been praised after she felt sympathy for a smelly and dirty baby neglected by busy hospital staff and allowed it to breastfeed from her. The cop, Celeste Ayala, works in the city of Berisso, in the eastern Argentina province of Buenos Aires. According to local media Ayala had been on guard duty at the children???s hospital of Sor Maria Ludovica when a baby was brought in crying desperately. Reportedly the baby had been bought to the hospital suffering from symptoms of malnutrition. The officer says she asked the doctors for permission to hold and feed him as she could see the baby was very hungry, and hospital staff were overloaded with work. The permission was given and Ayala cuddled the baby and started to breastfeed him, after which he reportedly stopped crying immediately. Ayala told local media: "I noticed that he was hungry, as he was putting his hand into his mouth, so I asked to hug him and breastfeed him. It was a sad moment, it broke my soul seeing him like this, society should be sensitive to the issues affecting children, it cannot keep happening." A friend of the police officer, Marcos Heredia, says that the hospital staff called the baby 'smelly and dirty', but that Ayala was not concerned. He took a picture of her breastfeeding the hungry baby and shared it online. He said: "I want to make public this great gesture of love you made today for this little baby who you did not know, but for who you did not hesitate to act like a mother. You did not care if he was dirty or smelly, which is what the hospital staff called him. Good job mate." The photo received more than 68,000 likes, 94,000 shares and almost 300 admiring comments from netizens. According to local media, the baby is the younger brother of six siblings from a single mother who is in a dire situation and this is why he was smelly and dirty. Even the fire brigade, of which Ayala also volunteers for in her spare time, Via CEN[/caption]

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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.

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