This is so sad.

A South Carolina mother was arrested after authorities say she poured bottled water on her baby's face while it was sleeping.

Caitlin Alyse Hardy was charged with cruelty to children after several disturbing images and a video surfaced on social media.

The baby woke up after the mother poured water on its face and once the video hIt social media, that's when authorities were contacted.

Along with the video and photos, Hardy posted, "Payback for waking me up all kinda times of da night." I should add, she inserted the laughing face emoji here.

This story broke my heart. This poor baby. I hope authorities do the right thing here.

It is time we protect those who can't protest themselves.