LIFE

Teen Boy Finds Doll In Hat Box In 1968 But When It Opens Its Eyes He Runs Home To Mom With Baby

by June Rivers
When she's not blogging for the 'net, June loves cuddling with her cats and reading in her library at home.

In 1968, Bob Halstead was 16 years old. One day, he missed his bus for school and had to walk instead.

On his route, Bob noticed a blue hat box sitting on the ground by the post office.

Curious, he approached the box, lifted the lid and saw what he thought was a mechanical doll placed inside. But when the doll opened its eyes, Bob quickly realized this was a newborn baby girl, and she was very much alive. Her umbilical cord was still attached.

The startled teenage boy ran home in a hurry, and together with his mom they called the authorities.

The nursing staff at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport, Connecticut lovingly named the abandoned baby “Susan.” Bob and his family frequently checked back in with her, though the birth mother who left her inside the hat box was never found.

Baby Susan was adopted the following year, and that was all Bob heard about the tiny newborn whose life he saved on that fateful day.

Well, that was until 49 years later when Bob received a mysterious message on Facebook.

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