Photo of China's 'most beautiful bailiff' breastfeeding defendant's baby draws praise

A young female bailiff from Jinzhou, China has received accolades from netizens after demonstrating her kindness and motherly instincts.

Hao Lina was asked to look after a defendant's four-month-old baby daughter at an intermediate people's court earlier this month, reports Shanghaiist.

When the child began crying because she was hungry, Hao, who is also a young mother herself, decided to breastfeed the baby girl.

The moment was captured in a photo and has since gone viral on Chinese social media.

Netizens have lauded her for her kindness and have even given her the title of China's "most beautiful bailiff".

However, Hao has remained humble and said that any mother would do the same thing.