No one could ever accuse Salma Hayek of lacking in generosity. And no, I'm not talking about her generously proportioned physical ass-ets, though of course those bear mentioning. (Even Hayek herself had to give a nod to her bod in the September issue of Allure magazine, where she says, "My boobs ... they're not bad, by the way. I'm not complaining.")
Anyway, I'm talking about Hayek's generosity of spirit. I mean, come on, this is the woman who breastfed a sick, hungry baby in Sierra Leone! (Her boobs go beyond being "not bad!")
Hayek's great-grandmother did the same thing for a starving baby in Mexico whose mother had run out of milk. Clearly her great-grandmother's story stuck with the 44-year-old actress (now mother to 4-year-old daughter Valentina).
"If you have milk, you have milk, and if they're hungry, they're hungry," says Hayek in the same Allure interview.
"I think it's a beautiful thing, because motherhood is a very strong place for women to connect and understand each other."
Wise words, and such a welcome change from the bashing-of-moms-by-other-moms that's been rampant lately. Hayek's generosity extends to mothers as well as babies. Instead of criticizing the African mother -- saying, as one can imagine several public figures might, that the impoverished woman never should have reproduced in the first place -- Hayek just whipped out a boob and helped in a way that only another mom could. The best way.
I'm personally humbled by Hayek's gesture. Yes, she's an extremely wealthy celeb (especially since marrying multi-billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault), but she didn't stop at writing a check to help out the less fortunate. She breastfed another woman's baby without thinking twice.
Would you breastfeed another woman's hungry baby?
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