On May 30, New Zealand mom Briar Lusia Mcqueen was out for breakfast alone with her 8-week-old son Jaxon for the first time since giving birth. Her food was just put in front of her and she was about to eat when Jaxon started crying to be fed. So like any good mom, she started feeding him, instead of eating her own breakfast. She was probably switching between gazing lovingly at this sweet tiny being she'd created and staring mournfully at the food sitting in front of her when an older lady approached the table. But not, as Mcqueen worried, to ask her to stop feeding her son. She just saw a woman in need and she wanted to help. And Mcqueen was so moved she wrote about it on Facebook.
The text accompanying the pictures reads:
Just wanted to share this really sweet moment I had this morning.
Today was the first time I went out for breakfast alone with my 8 week old son, I had just received my breakfast and hot chocolate when Jaxon started crying wanting his booby so of course I fed him, after a few minutes this older lady walked up to me, I was scared, thinking she was gonna tell me to put my boob away, instead she starts cutting up my breakfast for me and said "what a good mama you are, we can't have your food getting cold can we".
I honestly could have cried, loveliest lady EVER!!
Mcqueen's post has gotten over 170,000 likes, and more than 7,500 comments, mostly from other moms.
So for future reference, if you see a woman breastfeeding her baby with a full meal in front of her she can't get to over the small human using her as a milk machine—offer to cut it up. And maybe ask if she's going to finish that bacon.