A baby boy, less than a week old, was recently left inside a drawer of a dresser in Chicago.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said that the newborn, who was found after 8am on Tuesday, is in a good condition, according to Chicago Sun-Times. The baby had no visible injuries, added the spokesman. The dresser drawer had been left in an alley in the Montclare neighborhood, said police. The little one was later taken to a children's hospital.

The spokesman said that luckily someone walked past the furniture and found the infant. He added, “It’s a good thing somebody came by. It’s hot out there, it could’ve ended differently, but it’s all seemingly worked out."

The baby was reportedly found by a woman who was trying to recycle part of the furniture. The woman, who didn't wish to reveal her name, told NBC Chicago, “I put my finger on the little foot, to just to see he was moving."

She is happy to have found the little one, and called it the "greatest thing." The woman said that whenever she thinks about the little details, they make her angry, so she is just going to focus on the "miracle" that she was there, and that people turned up on time.

A photo of the newborn has been released by the police, and they have asked for help from anyone who may know the child’s family. A Chicago Police Department spokeswoman, said that police were investigating the matter.

Reacting to the news, Candy Pittner, one of the residents in the area, said that it is "very heartbreaking," reported ABC7 Chicago. She said that she doesn't get it why anyone would leave a child in a drawer. "You have so many other places, you could have dropped it at a hospital...firehouse, church," she pointed out. If it wasn't possible to drop off the child in those places, she said that the parents could have simply rung her doorbell.

According to Illinois’ “Safe Haven” law, a parent can leave a 30 days old baby or younger at a police station, hospital, emergency medical facility or fire station. The baby needs to be left with personnel of the facility. The parent can do this without fear of legal repercussions.

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