A policewoman in central China is touching millions of hearts after nursing a suspect’s hungry baby.
Hao Lina was photographed breastfeeding the 4-month-old baby at the Shanxi Jinzhong Intermediate People’s Court on Sept. 23.
The baby’s mother was unavailable to nurse as she had been attending a trial on charges of fundraising fraud, illegal absorption of public deposits and concealment of crime that victimized more than 2,800 people, according to Sina News.
It was around 9 a.m. when the baby, who was left under Hao and her colleagues’ care, suddenly cried and attracted attention.
A new mother herself, Hao took the initiative to breastfeed the baby after getting permission from its mother.
“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,” she told reporters, according to Daily Mail.
News of Hao’s motherly response immediately broke out, with many praising her action.
“This is the most beautiful silhouette,” one commented.
Meanwhile, Hao said that she only did what was right:
“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.”
Touched by Hao’s beautiful gesture, the baby’s mother reportedly cried after the leaving the court.
We salute you, officer Hao!