Mum's touching message about why mums need to stick together goes viral

we love 04/09/2019

A mum's heartwarming Facebook post has gone viral online. Shelby wrote an open letter to mums after a stranger approached her in a park.

The message was written in the hopes of getting mums all over the world to stick together and be less judgemental of each other.

"This morning while at the park I noticed a mama playing catch with her toddler as she swayed back and forth, patting the tush of the newborn tucked tightly against her chest." her Facebook post began.

"A while later I glanced up to see her approach me. She shrugged her shoulders and quietly said “I’m embarrassed to even ask, but do you happen to have sunscreen we can use?” As if she was somehow ashamed that she forgot to pack sunscreen today."

"Dear fellow mamas, Please ask me if I have sunscreen. Ask if I have baby wipes, diapers or even extra snacks. Ask me if your toddler can sit down and play with us while you find a shady bench to nurse your newborn. Hand me your phone and ask me to take a picture of you with your sweet babies - we all know mamas aren’t in enough photos.

"Ask for help. Ask for love. Ask for anything. Even though we are strangers, please ask me."

"It’s not easy being responsible for little humans but it’s easier if we help each other out. We're all in this together!"

We think Shelby has such a great point - clearly lots of other people do too, because her post has been shared and liked hundreds of thousands of times.