“How do you forget A WHOLE BABY?”, said one person on Twitter – but fortunately the story had a happy ending.
A mother has been reunited with her baby after causing delays when she left the child on a train.
The pair were separated at Peckham Rye in southeast London during Tuesday evening’s rush-hour.
The train was delayed until she came back to collect the child – who was in a pram, according to one Twitter user.
The last reason I expected my train to be delayed at its stop was because “a mother left her baby on the train at the previous stop” and they’ve had to hold it there so she could come and collect it 🤐💀
— zoe (@zoeknights) September 8, 2020
My friends train was delayed because someone forgot their baby in the pram.. the mum had to get the next train to meet the baby.. I mean how do you forget YOUR BABY.. A WHOLE BABY 🤦🏽♀️
— YT: YewandeDental 🦷 (@Wands__) September 8, 2020
They posted: “My friend’s train was delayed because someone forgot their baby in the pram.
“The mum had to get the next train to meet the baby. I mean how do you forget YOUR BABY… A WHOLE BABY”.
Another wrote: “The last reason I expected my train to be delayed at its stop was because ‘a mother left her baby on the train at the previous stop’ and they’ve had to hold it there so she could come and collect it.”
The pair were reunited after the mother called Southeastern Rail and took the next train to pick up her child at the following stop.
Southeastern said the situation was dealt with “happily and quickly”.
A spokesman said: “We received a help point call from a mother to advise she had become separated from her child at Peckham Rye station this evening, while travelling on the 17:04 Victoria to Dartford service.
“The unaccompanied child was helped off the train at the next stop (Nunhead) by station colleagues, while the mother travelled on the next service to collect the child.
“Both were safe and well, and the service was back on the move with a five minute delay.”