Obviously, his mother cared. And she had a brilliant sense of stagecraft. Her child might have an amazing shot at a good life. Here is the coverage in The New York Times.
The baby boy, who medical doctors determined had been born about four hours before, was left in the nativity scene of a Queens church. The pastor at Holy Jesus Child Church is jubilant about the infant's arrival.
After all, New York has a kind of safe harbor law for leaving off unwanted babies. That prevents their being murdered or dying a slow death from neglect. The only thing the person failed to do to stay within the letter of the law was to notify the authorities where the infant was.
A video has been made of the person's depositing the child at the church. If the mother isn't identified or doesn't step forward, the child will be eligible for adoption. He sure will luck out. How many many loving, financially secure people will apply to take him into their lives! The odds are they might even name him "Jesus."
This is one of the few happy developments in a very troubled holiday season around the world.