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Thought you loved this 'Walking Dead' actor before? Wait'll you see his pic with 2 nursing moms.

Daryl, er, Norman Reedus is the coolest. If you weren't convinced he is just the best before, surely there's no contest now.

Thought you loved this 'Walking Dead' actor before? Wait'll you see his pic with 2 nursing moms.

This guy, two moms, and their two babies just did their part to fix a crappy societal double standard that even Victoria's Secret engages in.

I'll show you in a minute. But at first, it just seems like a nice gesture a celebrity did for some mom-fans.


Free it! Love these ladies! Tonight's show is gonna be awesome!!!
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Yay, #FreeTheNipple! What a cute photo opp, right?

Now, excuse me for a moment while I indulge in an utterly predictable fan-girl moment, and then I'll get back to the breastfeeding thing.

OHAITHERE, UNCLE DARYL!

WHAT'S THAT? YOU THINK BABIES SHOULD GET TO EAT WHEREVER THEY ARE, WHENEVER THEY'RE HUNGRY?

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE THE BEST, UNCLE DARYL.

But these GIFs of Daryl Dixon and a baby don't really have anything to do with the breastfeeding thing. There's just something so great about seeing men caring for infants without it being seen as an emasculating thing that I couldn't resist. Also, hi: DARYL. OK, back to the topic at hand.

BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC

Babies need to eat, yo. And if you wouldn't want to eat YOUR lunch while being smothered and trapped under a blanket, or cramped into a bathroom stall, then let's all have some empathy for those nursing mamas and let them feed their babes in peace.

Because if we don't cheer on nursing moms and give them the space to do their thing, this happens:

Would society be a little more tolerant of public breastfeeding if a bunch of people saw this? SHARE, my mammary-supporting friends! Let's find out!

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Nicole Abate, a Registered Medical-Surgical Nurse living in New Mexico, starts her workday around 5:00 a.m. During her 20-minute drive to work, she gets to watch the sun rise over the Sandia Mountains as she sips her coffee.

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In March 2020, after a fairly quiet start to the year, Nurse Abate's unit became the official COVID unit for her hospital. "It went full force after that," she says. Abate was afraid, overwhelmed with uncertainty, never knowing what was next on the wild roller coaster in this new territory, "just when you think ...we know exactly what we're doing, boom, something else hits so you adapt… that's part of nursing too." Abate faced her responsibilities courageously and with grace, as she always does, making life a little better for patients and their families "Thank you for taking care of my father," reads one recent letter from a patient's family. "You were kind, attentive and strong and we are truly grateful."

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