Dubai: A heartwarming moment captured on camera featuring a Saudi woman soldier tenderly cladling a sleeping boy, has gone viral on social media.
The images, taken as the soldier disembarked from a ship at Jeddah Islamic Port, show the child, clad in a white and yellow t-shirt and shorts, clinging to her.
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The compassionate act of the woman soldier, from the Ministry of Defence, has drawn praise from many online users, who see the image as a representation of humanity and empathy at its best.
The tender moment took place as nearly 200 Saudi and other nationals were evacuated from war-torn Sudan on Monday aboard the Saudi Navy ship HMS Yanbu.
The evacuation is part of a larger effort to bring citizens home from Sudan, where conflict has erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).