The Hush Post| 15:32 pm |two-minute-read
A flight attendant in the Philippines stepped into breastfeed a stranger’s child when the mother ran out of the formula milk meant for babies. According to The Mirror, Patrisha Organo, 24, was working on an early morning domestic flight in the Philippines when she heard the baby crying.
She asked the mother, who said she had no milk left for the child.
“I approached the mother and asked if everything’s okay, I tried to tell her to feed her hungry child. Teary-eyed, she told me that she ran out of formula milk,” wrote Patrisha in her Facebook post on Wednesday. As mother to a nine-month-old baby herself, Patrisha says she could relate to the mother’s predicament, according to The Mirror.
“There’s no formula milk onboard. I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk. And so I offered.”
“I saw the relief on her mother’s eyes. I continued to feed the baby until she fell asleep. I escorted her back to her seat and just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me,” wrote Patrisha in her post.
Now, the post has gone viral and collected more than 36,000 shares and over 8,000 comments praising Patrisha’s selflessness.
“What you did was a beautiful gesture of humanity…” wrote one person in the comments section. “Beautiful and amazing! Bless you,” said another.
In August this year, a police officer in Argentina had similarly gone viral for breastfeeding a malnourished baby while on duty at a children’s hospital.