A baby girl’s smile is warming hearts around the world.
A photo posted by the Love What Matters Facebook page has gotten over 200,000 likes and 37,000 shares since it was posted Sunday. The photo shows an adorable baby girl born prematurely, smiling ear-to-ear.
According the the baby’s mother, the photo was snapped just five days after her birth.
“Our first daughter at five days old. 3 lbs. 14 oz., she was happy to be alive!” mom Lauren Vinje wrote. “This picture was one I looked at often to get me through the ups and downs of our NICU days. Life is so precious.”
The photo inspired other parents to share photos of their preemies, who beat the odds and grew up to be strong and healthy.
One woman said her son was born 9 weeks early, weighing 4.8 pounds. He is now studying to be a doctor.
Another commenter posted a photo of a set of twins who were born at 26 weeks, weighing one pound, 11 ounces. Now, the are celebrating their fifth birthday.