A newborn baby girl has been found abandoned on the side of a road in a cardboard box wrapped in blankets with a bottle of milk.
The 16-day-old was discovered by passing motorists who saw her wriggling in the box, nestled on pink and blue blankets, and heard her cries.
When they lifted her out to comfort her, they also discovered a hidden note, which read: “The baby girl was born on 4th August 2018.”
The residents alerted police and took care of the newborn until officers arrived and took her to a hospital for treatment.
Medics say she is healthy and showed no apparent signs of illness or any birth defects.
Good Samaritans have now been turning up to the hospital in South China hoping to adopt her.
Local police, from Changmei in Huanjiang Maonan, confirmed the infant will remain with the authorities while they search for her mother or parents.
If they are traced, they could face up to three years in jail if found guilty of abandonment.
It comes just days after a police officer in Argentina was praised for her act of kindness after breastfeeding a neglected “smelly and dirty” baby in hospital.