New Yorkers experiencing the “summer of hell” are all too aware of the hassles of getting themselves to work. But you do not have to live in a big city to agree that morning commutes can be downright painful. Some are worse than others, though. And a discovery one man makes on his way to work in Mexico brings tears to our eyes, but the way he handles it gets us all to smile by the end.
One man’s commute turned into a nightmare as he found an infant abandoned at the bottom of a canal.
Raul Marin Ceja was working as a maintenance manager in a neighborhood in Jalisco, Mexico. Ceja normally walked to work, and on his way he would always pass a canal. Nothing was particularly special about the route. That is, until one fateful Saturday in early May of 2015.
On that day, Ceja was stopped dead in his tracks by the cries of an infant at the bottom of the canal.
At first, the only thing he could see was a white bundle. But the cries and moans continued, and he saw movement. He pushed back the blanket, and there lay a filthy baby—its’ umbilical cord still attached.
After making the grisly discovery, he called emergency services.
Though initially shocked by the grisly discovery, Ceja called the local hospital where medical staff transferred the baby to the Zapopan General Hospital.
After a quick examination by medical personnel, they were able to determine that the child was in no immediate danger, and was expected to make a full recovery. This is, of course, thanks to Ceja’s lucky discovery.
The mother was not identified, but a complaint was placed with the municipal police department, according to Spanish-language Nyarit Enlinea.
The infant made a full recovery, thanks to Ceja’s discovery. But he was not finished making an impact in this little girl’s life.
While the baby was discarded, Ceja saw her as a “gift from God,” according to The Telegraph. And as well as saving her life, at the time he had begun adoption proceedings to make the little girl his daughter.
Whether she ended up being raised by Ceja, or not, this baby owes him her life. For Ceja, though, his commute from hell turned out to be a blessing in disguise.