A devoted dad from Pennsylvania, US, is warming hearts around the world after a photo of him sleeping under his baby son’s hospital bed went viral.
Andre Palmer was snapped by wife Amy asleep under the hospital crib after their 20-month-old son suffered an asthma attack that resulted in him being admitted to the pediatric ward.
Andre worked a night shift on Monday, preventing him from being with his wife and child as they went into hospital, but wife Amy had a heartwarming surprise the next morning.
“When I woke up Tuesday morning, he was there. He was sleeping under the crib.”
She wrote on Facebook, “This is a picture of a hardworking man dedicated to his family! After working all night third shift, he’s right here with his son who is in the hospital. He’s so tired but he’s here!”
Despite the thousands of people sharing the picture, Amy just says that’s typical of her husband, who is “all about our kids and our family.”
Amy, Andre and their son are reportedly doing well and resting back at home now, with Amy posting her heartfelt thanks for the support and kind words her photo inspired.
“I took the picture because I thought what a selfless thing for my husband to do. He could have went home, he could have asked me to get up. I would never have imagined it would have touched so many people.”