An Argentine policewoman named Celeste Ayala has gotten a promotion after a humanitarian act she offered to a neglected toddler.
Photos of Celeste dressed in her uniform and breastfeeding a neglected child in a hospital went viral on the internet last week.
The police officer was among a team of officers who had taken six siblings into state custody on August 14th because of their unfavorable conditions at home. While they were at the hospital being attended to, the youngest who is about 7 months kept crying non stop and Celeste who is currently breastfeeding her 16 months old child asked permission from the hospital staff to breastfeed him.
Her colleague Marcos Heredia shared the photo on Facebook applauding her gesture of love.
Cristian Ritondo, the minister of security for the Province of Buenos Aires requested a meeting with Celeste Ayala and notified her of her promotion to Sergeant.
He shared the news on his twitter page, saying:
Today we received Celeste, the officer who breast-fed a baby at the
#LaPlata Children’s Hospital to notify her of her promotion. We wanted to thank him in person for that gesture of spontaneous love that managed to calm the baby’s cry. The police that make us proud, the police we want
See his post below:
Hoy recibimos a Celeste, la oficial que amamantó a un bebé en el Hospital de Niños de #LaPlata para notificarle su ascenso. Queríamos agradecerle en persona ese gesto de amor espontáneo que logró calmar el llanto del bebé. La policía que nos enorgullece, la policía que queremos. pic.twitter.com/8aBp0Xj4Zj
— Cristian Ritondo (@cristianritondo) August 17, 2018