Twenty-four-year-old Patrisha Organo was on a Philippine Airlines domestic flight earlier this week when she spotted the baby crying hysterically.
In a later Facebook post describing the event, Organo wrote that she "saw the relief on her mother's eyes" as soon as the baby started to feed.The baby calmed down and fell asleep while feeding, causing the mother to thank Organo. And so she approached the mother, who came all the way from the North and was traveling alone, and asked if everything was okay.
'The helplessness you feel when you can not feed your hungry child is disgusting, so I had to step in. "I approached the mother and asked if everything's okay, I tried to tell her to feed her hungry child".
As other passengers stared at the crying infant, Organo said she chose to assist the mother in the only way she knew how.
"I felt a pinch in my heart". There's no formula milk onboard.
Patrisha approached the mum to check everything was OK and was told that they had ran out of milk and the little one was getting a tad hungry.
Knowing there was none on the flight, Organo offered to breastfeed the baby herself.
Alongside her line administrator and the baby's mother, Patrisha breastfed the stranger's baby in the airplane's gallery.
'The mother of the child was so thankful for me helping, as she had been at the airport since 9.00pm the previous night. "But later on, just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me for all of my help", Patrisha added. "But as a mother myself I knew the stress she would've been going through".
Two months before the incident, Organo was promoted as Assistant Line Administrator in the airline company.
Organo said she knew that flight would be memorable for her because it was her first flight in a new position as cabin crew evaluator.
"I was right, the flight's gonna be special, so special not only because I got qualified as an Evaluator but I got to help", she wrote.
Organo received an outpouring of support for her act after sharing her story on Facebook and more than 22,000 people shared her post.
As of this posting, Organo's Facebook entry has garnered over 91,000 reactions, 17, 629 shares, and over 3,500 comments.