Nathan Robert Leonhardt works as a custodian at St. Paul Cathedral in Minnesota. He was locking up the church after evening mass when he spotted a full laundry basket placed behind a stairway door.
He assumed the basket was just filled with clothes, but on his way upstairs his gut told him to check one more time. He still didn’t feel anything strange, but as soon as Nathan turned away to lock the door, he heard the sound of crying. What he discovered next left him in absolute shock.
There in the basket, wrapped up in the blankets, was a naked and abandoned newborn boy. His umbilical cord was cut and clamped with a binder clip.
Nathan immediately picked up the baby and called the priest into the stairway. While waiting for police, Father Ubel baptized the baby with the name Nathan John, in honor of the custodian who found him and quite possibly saved his life.
“My heart melted and I still can’t get over this,” Nathan wrote on Facebook. “I am so grateful to work for the cathedral.”
Watch the video below to see what unfolded once police arrived to the cathedral, and please SHARE this New Year’s miracle with your friends on Facebook.
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