Polish Parents Leave Strollers for Ukrainian Moms Arriving in Poland After Fleeing Their War-Torn Country

Beautiful moments of humanity provide hope amidst horror.
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March 7, 2022

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this now-viral social-media image is a transcendent story of heart and unity. It’s a tribute to motherhood and the humanity of strangers.

Originally shared on Twitter by photojournalist Francesco Malavolta, the simple caption sums it up: “Strollers left at the station for women arriving from Ukraine with babies."

Yes, Polish parents have left strollers, blankets and supplies at Przemyśl Główny train station for Ukrainian refugee moms to use upon arrival in their country.

According to The Guardian, more than 1.37 million Ukrainians have fled the country since the Russian invasion started on Feb. 24. And the majority have headed to Poland—which has already welcomed approximately 756,303 refugees. Many of those crossing the border are women and children.

This simple act of kindness and generosity—the gift of a safe place to put baby in the middle of a harrowing experience—is one that has moved people around the world. Watching the terrifying news unfold, and learning of innocent lives in danger can leave us feeling completely at a loss. These beautiful moments of humanity provide hope amidst the horror.

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