By A.J. Llewellyn
I was minding my own business yesterday, doing online research when I stumbled across the Youtube video of movie star Salma Hayek breast feeding a hungry baby in Sierra Leone.
I watched it and let me tell you, I am not a tit guy but I found her actions to be humbling and very, very sexy.
It was quite something to see the smile on the Oscar nominee's face as she connected with this tiny baby, patting his hand as he clutched her breast. His exhausted mother watched and I have no idea if Salma was able to communicate with her verbally, but I am sure it was a moment neither woman will ever forget.
When I think of certain people I know who have never breast fed their own kids, it struck me what a wonderful thing the actress did for motherhood as a whole.
Salma, a goodwill ambassador for UNCIEF has been very involved with the promotion of vaccines and other health programs for babies all over the world, but to me, this gift of hers was priceless.
There has been some discussion about the incident I noticed - mostly positive, thank God - but I find it interesting that I watched this video in Hawaii where in the tradition of its native people, this would be the norm rather than the exception.
Salma is breast feeding her own year old daughter Valentina.
Some celebrity moms treat babies as the latest accessories. Salma Hayek in a simple, selfless gesture showed she is, as I always suspected, not just supremely gorgeous, but a woman of subtance.