Kidnapped Newborn Found Thanks to Social Media

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Kidnapped Newborn Found Thanks to Social Media
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Wed, 05-28-2014 - 7:59am

A happy story, for once. :)

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/27/world/canada-kidnapped-baby-facebook/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

"The woman wore a nurse's uniform when she walked into the maternity ward.

She left the hospital driving away in a red car with a sign that said "Baby on Board."

Police say there was a baby inside the Toyota Yaris the 21-year-old was driving Monday evening as she left the hospital in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

But the little girl wasn't hers.

At the hospital, baby Victoria's parents were frantic.

Their child was only 16 hours old when she was abducted, mother Mélissa McMahon said in a Facebook post describing the ordeal.

"The worst case scenarios played out over and over in our heads," she wrote. "Unfortunately, the endings are not often happy, above all in this type of case."

But just a few hours after the baby went missing, authorities returned her to her parents."

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Wed, 05-28-2014 - 2:01pm

What a great story! I'm so happy the baby was found and returned unharmed!

Erin
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Thu, 05-29-2014 - 10:55am

I saw this on my FB feed and I thought it was wonderful. There are times when I think things like FB and Twitter are ruining this country but then I see a story where it was used for something good and I am thankful it was there to help.

Nancy