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Baby called Angel found on Xmas morning wearing just a nappy

A baby named "Angel" was rescued on Christmas morning after being found wandering alone in New York City wearing nothing but a nappy and a bib.

Marlene Melvin, 40, was walking in the Bronx with her 10-year-old son when she heard the sound of a child crying.

"I was with my son, and he was like 'Mom, is that a baby?'" she told the New York Post.

"When we got in front of the house, I said 'Oh my God, yeah, that's a real baby."

Luis Angel Guzman, 2, was found "shaking and crying" outside an apartment building on Irvine Street, almost completely naked. The temperature in New York City that morning was about 34 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius).

"The baby saw me and he picked up his arms like 'pick me up'," Ms Melvin said.

CCTV footage captured the moment she came to Luis' aid.

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After noticing one of the apartment's doors was wide open, she investigated but couldn't find anyone.

She then took Luis to her parents' house and dressed him in her own toddler's clothing, before dropping him off at a local fire station, where firefighters checked his vital signs.

Meanwhile Luis' mother Lusenny Guzman, who had stepped out to buy her son juice, was distressed to receive a call from her sister saying the baby had gone missing from the apartment. She said Luis must have opened the door by himself and escaped while his aunt and grandfather were sleeping.

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Thankfully firefighters soon brought the boy home and he was taken to hospital for a check-up.

Ms Guzman, 21, has thanked Ms Melvin for helping her son when he was freezing and alone.

Battalion Chief Paul Luffman called the rescue a "miracle" and has also thanked Ms Melvin and her son.

"They're the heroes. They saw the baby crying across the street, saw he was in diapers in 34 degrees, dressed him and brought him over to us. We're a safe haven."

Child services were notified of the incident but no charges have been filed.

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