Man tracks down abandoned baby he saved ... in 1955
Every time you read about an abandoned newborn and think, "what kind of depraved human being would do that?", you're having exactly the same thought 14-year-old Dave Hickman did on Sept. 22, 1955, when he found a days-old baby girl left to die in the Indiana field where he was squirrel hunting.
After hearing a cooing noise, he stumbled upon the infant, cold, wet, and "laying in the brush and sticks ... looking up me," says Hickman, who now lives in Tennessee.
It's stories like these that, oddly enough, make me less afraid for humanity. Not because he saved the baby - I'd like to think that any person with the slightest shred of decency would have done something - but because in 1955, nearly 60 years ago, there were still heartless monsters who would abandon a baby to die in the middle of nowhere.
Blah blah blah, different times. Blah blah blah, not the same kinds of options. You know, I don't care if it was some scared teenaged girl who concealed a pregnancy from her overzealous parents, the facts are she left a helpless infant to die in the middle of a field. Whoever she is, I hope those actions haunted her the rest of her life.
Good on you, Mr. Hickman, good on you.
That is all.