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PHOTO: Dad sweetly sleeps under resting baby at children's hospital

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A photo of a dad sleeping under his child's hospital crib at York Hospital Pediatrics in Pennsylvania went viral on Facebook. (Source: Amy Palmer's Facebook) A photo of a dad sleeping under his child's hospital crib at York Hospital Pediatrics in Pennsylvania went viral on Facebook. (Source: Amy Palmer's Facebook)
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A photo of a dad sleeping under his child's hospital crib at York Hospital Pediatrics in Pennsylvania went viral on Facebook.

The child's mother, Amy Palmer, posted the photo Tuesday.

She said Andre Palmer deserves a Father of the Year award after he worked all night on third shift and went straight to the hospital to be with their son.

In a Facebook post, Amy said the following:

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 appreciate all of the prayers and thoughts. 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. A little background for all the questions I've been seeing.... The room our son was in was so small there was literally enough room for the crib and a chair that turned into a bed. It was early in the morning and Andre Palmer just got done working third shift and dropping our daughter off at daycare. He was literally exhausted himself! The hospital was amazing the whole time we were there. They did not know what he did, for if they did I know they would have offered him something! I didn't leave him there, I quickly got him up into the bed/chair I was sleeping in, but not before taking the picture that I felt spoke volumes about the good person, husband, and father he truly is. Our son is doing much better and is now at home resting. Thanks again for all of the support, we truly are so appreciative!!!!

She said that when Andre arrived at the hospital it was late and she was asleep in the chair that pulled out into a bed. Since he did not want to wake her he decided to sleep under the crib.

Amy said she quickly got him into the bed and off the floor. She took the photo because she thinks it speaks volumes about the good person, husband and that that he is.

The photo has already been shared over 500 times and has over 5,000 likes.

Amy said their child is doing much better and is home from the hospital resting.

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