eing a parent is the toughest job in the world, one filled with sacrifices (and worry) that nothing can prepare you for. That's why a picture of dad Andre Palmer is going viral for all the right reasons.
Palmer's wife Amy uploaded this picture of her husband sleeping under their sick child's crib at York Hospital Pediatrics in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and it has since been shared more than 3,000 times.
Amy said he came directly to the hospital after working all night so he could be with his wife and 20-month-old baby.
"I thought to myself after working all night he didn't have to come to the hospital," Amy said. "He could have went home to sleep."
Her son’s room included a crib and a sleeper chair, and she was asleep in the chair when her husband entered the room, so he curled up on the floor.
“He could have asked me to get up, but he didn’t because he knew how tired I was,” she said. “He’s a great man.”
After the picture got such a reaction, she returned to Facebook to elaborate on the story behind the photo:
“I am so glad that this touched so many people,” she said.
But the best part of the whole story?
Palmer’s son has since been discharged from the hospital and is home recovering, which means that Andre can also probably recover a few hours of solid sleep in an actual bed.