A Chinese policewoman Hao Lina has melted the hearts of many worldwide after stepping in to breastfeed a suspect’s hungry four-month-old baby outside a courtroom.
The incident occurred on September 23 at the Shanxi Jinzhong Intermediate People’s Court in central China.
The baby’s mother was accused of fraudulently raising funds, illegally absorbing public deposit and crime concealment with 33 other people.
The baby was crying and the mother wasn’t around to nurse. Hao Lina told the Daily Mail:
The baby wouldn’t stop crying and we were all worried. I am a new mother, I could feel how anxious the child’s mother would have been. All I thought about was to try my best and comfort the tiny baby.
The infant’s mother was attending a trial and could not nurse her crying child. She had given permission to Ms Hao before letting her baby be fed.
One of her colleagues took pictures of the emotional moment, which later went viral. Even the mother of the child was so touched that she couldn’t stop her tears when she saw the cop nursing her child.
But Hao isn’t much affected by the popularity and appreciation she gained for her kind act.
Commenting on the praises she had received from the public, a humble Ms Hao said:
‘I believe every police officer would do the same. If I had been the mother, I would have hoped someone to help my baby too.’