Photo of loving dad sleeping under son's hospital bed goes viral for all the right reasons
A photo of a father sleeping under his son’s hospital bed has gone viral for all the right reasons.
Andre Palmer, from Pennsylvania, was exhausted from finishing his third all night shift, but headed straight to his young son’s bedside in hospital.
Palmer’s wife Amy told KTRK-TV that she was asleep in a chair in the room when her husband came in.
"I thought to myself after working all night he didn't have to come to the hospital," Amy said. "He could have went home to sleep."
When Amy woke up and saw her husband, she snapped a photo of him sleeping soundly on the floor underneath his 20-moth-old son’s crib.
“This a picture of a hard working man dedicated to his family,” wrote Amy on Facebook alongside the photo.
“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!!”
“Father of the year award goes to Andre Palmer! I love you more than words baby,” she finished.
Amy has since expressed her gratitude for the support the family has received since the post when viral, and has said that their son is home from hospital and “doing much better”.
“I am so overwhelmed with so much emotion right now. I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who reached out to us whether by sharing the story, commenting, or sending messages.”
“I took the picture because I thought what a selfless thing for my husband to do. He could have went home after work, he could have asked me to get up. I would have never imagined that it would have touched so many people.”
The original post has since gone viral, receiving over 3,000 likes and three hundred shares.