An Arizona doctor was the first to shake hands with Nevaeh Atkins, when the baby girl reached out of her mother’s abdomen during a C-section delivery and grabbed his finger.
The memorable moment was captured by the baby’s father, Randy Atkins, who took the photo that has now gone viral on the web.
“The doctor called me over and said, ‘Hey, she’s grabbing my finger.’ So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it. It was such an amazing picture,” Atkins told KTVK.
“We didn’t think we were going to get such positive feedback. We thought we would get more negative ‘that’s disgusting…’” Alicia Atkins said. “[Instead] everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world.”
Even those in the delivery room were stunned when the baby girl reached out to the doctor.
“It was such an amazing photo. [Hospital staff] had possibly heard of it happening but they had never seen a photo of it,” said Atkins.
Little Nevaeh, which is Heaven spelled backwards was born in October, but her mom kept the photo private until now.
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