avid Deutchman, aka the "ICU Grandpa," spends two days every week at an Atlanta hospital holding babies. On Tuesdays he's in the pediatric ICU and on Thursdays he can be found in the neonatal ICU, giving precious babies love and affection while their parents and nursing staff are otherwise occupied. Basically, he is the best Grandpa ever. #GrandpaGoals
A photo of him holding a NICU baby is going viral and people are loving the feel
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An infant, in the best of circumstances, can be completely overwhelming
If you’ve had a baby then you know. Those first days, weeks, and months are a blur of emotions, exhaustion, stress, new experiences, and exhaustion (it merits being mentioned twice).
And that’s all for a perfectly healthy baby.
Add in any kind of medical complication that requires your baby to remain in the hospital, and you've got stress that most of us can't conceive of.
Any parent with a baby or child in the hospital wants to do it all. But realistically, they can’t be there 24/7, and leaving their precious little one behind is heart-wrenching.
That heart-heavy feeling is what baby Logan's mom was dealing with when she walked into the NICU to find this scene.
Can you imagine the flood of emotions she felt to find that her tiny, precious baby was being so lovingly cared for in her absence? Deutchman’s volunteer work has been impacting people that powerfully for 12 years.
Retirement goals. Humanity goals.
This story is so profoundly happy-making.
Of course he was an amazing dad.
It takes a special person to have this kind of impact. Thank goodness for people like David Deutchman! His story has spread quickly around the world and people everywhere are feeling the love.