A newborn baby sleeping in a carseat was left in the passenger’s seat of a car in the parking lot of a Pak ‘n Save in New Zealand, while the mother went inside to do shopping. The baby was left alone wrapped in a warm hat and pink blanket with no parent in sight– and a note placed on top of her body.
“My mum’s in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything,”
The note also included the mother’s mobile phone number.
When locals spotted the unattended newborn, they called the number to get a hold of the mother, after snapping a photo of the scene.
The photo which eventually found its way on Facebook, went viral over the weekend with several calls for the mother to be charged for neglect.
However, the mother of the baby has not yet been identified.