A woman in China has been dubbed the 'most beautiful mother' for nursing an abandoned baby girl who had been discovered crying on the street.
The unnamed mother, who is reported to be 26 years old, volunteered to breastfeed the child who is thought to have been just a few days old, reports the People's Daily Online.
The newborn was first discovered by a passerby on a street at Beiwei village in Xianyang city, north-west China's Shaanxi province, on May 11.
According to the report, a woman named Wei, who worked at a local property company, saw a storage box outside her company at around 8am last Wednesday.
At first she thought it was just rubbish and did not investigate further.
However before long, Wei heard a baby crying and then she realised that it was coming from the storage box.
The crying child attracted some passersby, some opened the box and found the baby girl wrapped in bedding with around half a bag of milk and 100 yuan (£10).
The baby seemed unharmed.
Someone onlookers pulled the baby from out of the sun and looked around for some water for her. They realised that the child was hungry.
A passing young woman, who happened to be a new mother, carefully put the baby in his arms, sat down in the corner and breastfed the child to give her some much needed milk and to stop her from crying.
Xianyang City Public Security Bureau said police arrived at the scene to see the child lying quietly in the young mother's arms with many passersby stuffing money in the baby's sleeves.
According to social welfare workers in Xianyang City, the baby has suspected cerebal palsy and possibly other conditions that will require further examinations.
twinkly star, London, 14 hours ago
So glad that poor baby was saved. The Chinese need to change their mindset towards people and animals. Cruel people
Red, Alencon, France, 14 hours ago
One public breastfeeding I do approve of.
Cityslacker, Leeds, 14 hours ago
JimSA, Centurion, 14 hours ago
A true woman and a true mother. Bless you ma-am.
L194, Manchester, United Kingdom, 14 hours ago
So sad :( I hope this beautiful baby has a good life
Adelaide hills chick, Adelaide, Australia, 14 hours ago
Beautiful lady. Hopefully this baby will be given to a loving family.