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A mother was reunited with her baby after it almost crawled into a 'busy road'.
Michael Currid, from Canterbury, was enjoying a day out at a beach in Dymchurch, Kent, with his partner Lex Hartop, when they spotted a baby at the top of some stairs heading away from the sand and towards a road.
In a video posted to his TikTok account on 7 June, Michael can be seen holding the child, who is only wearing a nappy, and searching for their parents.
At first, the 32-year-old asks a man nearby if the baby is his, but gets a negative response. He then continues to look around to see if he can spot the parents.
Michael is then seen speaking to a group of people who were also concerned that the baby was on their own.
As he continues his search, Michael is finally approached by a woman on her phone, who holds out an arm to collect the baby.
Appearing not to even acknowledge Michael, she takes the baby and walks off, kicking a ball and continuing her phone conversation.
In the clip, Michael is visibly shocked by the encounter. Off camera, Lex can be heard asking: "Is she joking?" as Michael runs back up the stairs.
Since it was uploaded, the video has been viewed over 1.5 million times, leaving many social media users enraged.
One viewer said: "The way she doesn't even thank the guy and continues on the phone, even kicks the ball."
Another wrote: "So she really just didn't care? Wasn't worried. Not grateful. Wow."
A third added: "Lucky the baby climbed the stairs and not into the damn sea lol."
While another said: "Nope going straight to authorities as parents weren't screaming or looking...they are extremely lucky. These guys are angels."
Speaking about the incident, Lex said he and Michael were utterly shocked by the mum's reaction, or lack of.
He said: "Michael and I were walking down the side of the beach when we noticed a baby crawling up some steps.
"The baby crawled up the second flight of concrete steps that lead from the beach to a busy road.
"The baby must have crawled a long way and was either ignored or not noticed by anybody.
"From noticing the baby to returning her to her mother was all-around five minutes.
"We believe it was a girl. The baby said 'mum' upon seeing their mother turn round from a distance.
"The mother said nothing as Michael gave her back.
"We were shocked by what happened, and wanted to share it with our friends and family.
"We didn't expect it to blow up as much as it has."
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