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An Emergency Room Doctor Cuddled A Crying Baby While His Mom Was Being Treated

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Well, this made my mama heart just swell ten times its regular size. It really does take a village, and sometimes that village comes in the form of complete strangers stepping up to help you out! I had a situation myself about a month ago where I was incredibly sick, and trying to figure out how I would get myself and my two girls to the ER. Who would watch them while I was being tended to? When you’re a single parent, or on your own for the night, and you need help, it can be difficult to figure out how to get it when you have your kiddos to think about. I could have used an emergency room doctor like this one, who took it upon himself to give a tired little babe some snuggles when his mama was sick.

An emergency room doctor in New Zealand stepped up to help a sick and scared mom in his ER. Not only was he a doc on duty, he was actually running the entire emergency department that day!

The post reads, “Morning all, this is a bit different to my usual posts but felt I had to share. The older of the two featured in this picture is Muir – one of our ED consultants. The little guy was here with his mum and badly needed a snooze. Sadly his mum was unwell and needed some tests.”

“I believe several people tried but Muir was the only one able to settle him. So for about an hour the other day our consultant in charge (of the entire ED) was most definitely multi-tasking. Just an example of the small kindnesses that happen everyday that often go unnoticed.”

Sweet little babe! Look at that squish face while he sleeps on Muir, I can’t take it.

Being a parent is hard! Especially if you’re on your own. It helps so much to have people step up and be the good when you need it. We hope this mama is feeling so much better, and we hope Muir knows how awesome he is. As a mom, I know how much she appreciated that her baby was looked after while she got the help she needed.

(Image: Facebook / Waikato Hospital)

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