How cute is this grinning preemie baby?
This little girl was 5-days-old when this photo was taken, weighing in at just 3 lbs., 14 oz.
“She was happy to be alive!” writes Lauren Vinje of her first daughter. “This picture was one I looked at often to get me through the ups and downs of our NICU days,” she writes in a Facebook post for the “Love What Matters” page.
“We celebrate love in all forms,” says the page’s “About” section. “Do you have a video or photo that celebrates love or inspires hope?”
This photo was posted Sunday, and has since swept social media, with more than 306,000 Facebook reactions and more than 45,000 shares.
And to make this Facebook post even more inspiring, other parents of preemies are sharing their own children’s success stories in the comments.
Need a pick-me-up? Read their comments here.