A young woman working as a bailiff at a court in Shanxi province has become beloved online for her kindness and motherly instincts.
During a trial earlier this month at an intermediate people’s court in the city of Jinzhou, the woman, Hao Lina, was asked to take care of the four-month-old daughter of a defendant.
With her mother still in the courtroom, the child eventually began crying to be fed. Hao, a young mother herself, then decided to take it upon herself to breastfeed the baby girl.
That moment was captured in a photo that has since gone viral across Chinese social media, with netizens applauding her for her act of motherly kindness, bestowing upon her the title of China’s “most beautiful bailiff.”
However, Hao has shrugged off all the praise and accolades, saying that any mother would have done the same thing. Last year, a woman in neighboring Shaanxi province also warmed hearts across China by breastfeeding a crying baby who had been abandoned on the street by her parents.
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