Wellington, August 21: New Zealand Speaker, Trevor Mallard, on Wednesday cradled a lawmaker's baby while he presided a debate at the Parliament. This act of kindness is winning the internet with netizens praising Mallard for his kind gesture. The speaker also tweeted a photo of himself feeding MP Tamati Gerald Coffey's baby boy with a heartwarming caption. Hockey Player Breastfeeding Her Baby During Game Break Garners Both Positive And Negative Views.
"Normally the Speaker's chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family," Mallard wrote. Heartwarming Photo of a Father Feeding His Baby Daughter Goes Viral, Kickstarts Discussion on Equal Role of Parents in Raising Children
New Zealand Speaker Trevor Mallard Cradles and Feeds Baby:
Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but today a VIP took the chair with me. Congratulations @tamaticoffey and Tim on the newest member of your family. pic.twitter.com/47ViKHsKkA
— Trevor Mallard (@SpeakerTrevor) August 21, 2019
Twitteratis were delighted by Speaker's jovial act and flooded his post with their comments. "This is the real nanny state. Good on ya," a user wrote. "This is something wonderful that is just a pleasure to see happening in our parliament," another said.
Here Are Some Twitter Reactions:
This is adorable ☺️
— Ipsi 🇮🇳🇺🇲 (@Ips_cali) August 21, 2019
Warms the cockles of my heart
— 💧this drop is for Miranda (@cathdelaney63) August 21, 2019
This small action speaks mountains. 💖 from perth Australia.
— changes! (@mah_matilda) August 21, 2019
That is so awesome to see and so lovely of @SpeakerTrevor 😁👶🏻🍼the baby is so cute
— Mindy Cheung (@mindycheungnz) August 21, 2019
Tamati Coffey is MP for Waiariki. He announced the birth of his son Tutanekai Smith-Coffey in July. Tutanekai was born via a surrogate mother, reported BBC, adding that the baby is the biological son of Tamati Coffey's partner, Tim Smith.