A 23-year-old student from Australia has been swamped with messages of praise and support after taking in his homeless, pregnant cousin when she had nowhere else to go.
Tommy – an aspiring athlete at the University of the Sunshine Coast – found out that his cousin had been sleeping rough and was eight months pregnant, had no phone or shoes, and was pretty much illiterate.
This was her only option. She’s spent more time on the streets than anywhere else, and knows the police better than she knows her own family. She could write the book on traumatic experiences. Not many people know her story. It’s very intense. Nobody deserves the life she’s had.
Earlier this year, he posted a picture to his Facebook page showing both the healthy mother and baby in hospital and said: “Well… I just filmed a birth and cut the umbilical cord!”
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia, Tommy said he was aware he’d done a “really good thing” but “felt guilty getting all this attention”.
My cousin does 90 per cent of the work – and if it’s one or two years of my life I have to put on hold to make sure two lives are going to be saved it’s nothing at all.
On Facebook, the cousin said she was “the luckiest girl in the world”.