Months ago, I saw a post relating an anecdote about how one time Maximilien Robespierre was walking in a procession (with Lindet, maybe? I think that’s who I was trying to draw?) and someone handed him her baby.
Apparently this happened a lot, because my fruitless attempts to re-find the post by Googling various combinations of “Robespierre given baby” turned up other instances of surprise baby presentation, but not the one I wanted.
This one stood out, though, because Robespierre somehow ended up stuck holding the baby for a few minutes as he walked, which is one of the most entertaining mental images I’ve had this year.