College Student Hears Hushed Cry In Parking Lot And Finds A Freezing Baby Abandoned In Truck Bed

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. She loves viral videos, her poodle mix Cali, and doing the robot.

On a cold morning in May 2017, a college student from Tallahassee, Florida was walking through the parking lot of an apartment complex and heard the sound of muffled cries coming from the back of a pickup truck. The student called 911 and paramedics arrived to find a tiny baby boy who’d been abandoned in the bed of the truck.

The nameless baby, who was only one-week-old at the time, was all alone and without a hat or blanket to keep him warm.

Paramedics rushed the baby to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare where he was placed in the care of Lorraine Nichols, a seasoned respiratory therapist. Lorraine began treating the baby boy, who was hypothermic and had a dangerously low body temperature. He was starving and his skin was peeling.

No one knew much about the baby, and since he didn’t have a name the hospital gave him a computer-generated one: “Whiskey Doe.”

Lorraine continued helping Whiskey Doe recover. She’s a two-time breast cancer survivor who spent tens of thousands of dollars on IVF in the effort to have a baby. Since she couldn’t conceive, she and her husband had been trying desperately to adopt a child.

One week after the baby was found alone in the truck bed, Lorraine made a life-changing realization and called her husband.

The next part of the story? Truly unbelievable.

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