It was a hot summer day. There were sofas on the terrace of a café, and the baby, covered in a blanket, lay on one of them. No one noticed; they all assumed his parents were nearby.
The baby was overlooked when he was sleeping peacefully, but people became aware of him as soon as he started crying. Waitress Helen decided to calm the child when no one approached. Helen took the baby in her arms and made her laugh a bit, saying, “You baby, do not cry; I’ll give you a delicious cake!”
Helen asked the visitors if anyone had seen the parents of this boy. After a few seconds, she realized that no one would be able to help this child because no one had seen them before. As she placed the baby back on her lap, she realized there was nothing anyone could do for him. Helen worried that something would happen to her mother, so she wanted to wait for her. Time passed, but no one came. Helen realized that in the end, no one was able to help this child because no one had ever seen his parents before.
The waitress was confused, but she held the baby in her arms and invited security guards at the cafe’s entrance to assist. However, she didn’t know if anyone would give her the information from the surveillance cameras because she was only working here the second day.
“Good afternoon, this is what is going on … I found a child on our terrace,” said the woman as one of the security guards approached.
“Are you kidding or what? Do you want to give it to me as a gift?” asked the big guy in the security uniform with a chuckle.
Their security guard reacted the way he did because he was too strict but otherwise helpful.
Helen pointed at the white sofa on the terrace and responded, “No, of course not! I found him on that sofa.”
Then, Helen calmed down and told her story about her discovery. The haunting question followed her story, “I don’t understand what kind of parents would forget about their child under such circumstances?” Helen couldn’t find an answer to this question.
Helen appeared to be believed by the security guard as he listened attentively to Helen explaining the situation. “Helen, I am impressed with you. That is great; you may have saved that baby!” he said.
“Thank you for your kind words, but I think everyone would do the same thing. So what do you think?” Helen inquired impatiently in response.
“It is necessary to inform law enforcement agencies of those happenings. This is why we would not be able to see anything on the CCTV footage. We have those trees growing so large directly in front of the camera.” Peter said to the waitress.
“It might just be that you’re right,” Helen replied to her colleague.
Pete replied, “Well, I think one very critical thing is that we should not wait. The child started screaming; he probably wants milk, or is it called formula? “Pete asked.
Upon hearing this, Helen replied, “Okay, okay. If you could help me, I will be able to go to the police, and I might be able to buy formula at the store.”
Peter didn’t mind because he didn’t have children, and he loved them, so playing with the baby was a joy. He picked up the girl in his arms, and Helen walked beside him. Everyone thought they were married because they looked so adorable together. We’ll talk about that later. While the two of them were together, the baby, feeling well, even fell asleep again.
In the meantime, law enforcement officials were doggedly searching for the reckless parents who had left the child behind. They have gathered testimony from witnesses and questioned employees to establish identity. One woman was able to describe who brought the baby. Police even took a photo of the parent who abandoned the child and sent it to the nearby area.
It has been discovered that the baby’s parent was an alcoholic. After leaving, he walked out of the cafe and towards the bus station. After a well-planned police interception, the man was detained in the middle of a trip to another city. However, his girlfriend had given birth to a baby but had no money to feed her. He decided to take the baby somewhere and leave him there for someone to be taken.
There was no concern on the part of the child’s father as to whether the police would seek him.
“I didn’t think anyone would notice me; I was drunk … I didn’t care what people thought”, the baby’s father said.
In the end, he lost all rights to the child and had to pay a hefty fine. However, the most significant thing is that the baby boy didn’t end up in the foster family. Helen and Peter adopted him because the baby boy made them fall in love first. They will tell this story to their grandchildren. Thanks to the baby boy, everything worked out well in the end.