Viral hospital room photo highlights father’s love for his son

(Courtesy: Amy Palmer/Facebook)

YORK, Pa. (MEDIA GENERAL) – A super sweet picture that speaks volumes for a father’s love for his son is sweeping the internet.

Pennsylvania mom Amy Palmer posted a photo of her husband, Andre, sleeping under her son’s crib at the hospital where the 20-month-old was being treated for an asthma attack.

Her caption read, “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!! Father of the year award goes to Andre Palmer!!! I love you more than words baby.”

The photo has been shared hundreds of times and the story picked up by media outlets across the country.

In a later post, Amy wrote she was feeling “so overwhelmed with so much emotion” and would’ve never imagined the photo would have touched so many people.

“I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who reached out to us whether by sharing the story, commenting or sending messages,” she wrote. “I appreciate all of the prayers and thoughts.”

Palmer said she took the picture because she thought it was a selfless thing for her husband to do.

The Palmers’ son is now home from the hospital and doing much better.

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