Photo of Dad Sleeping Below Son’s Hospital Bed After Graveyard Shift Goes Viral


A woman had fallen asleep at the hospital inside of her young son’s room. She woke up and found her husband on the floor. It turns out, he was there by choice and she couldn’t help but take a picture that has since gone viral.


Amy Palmer found herself at the York Hospital Pediatrics in York, Pennsylvania in July 2016. Her 20-month-old son had suffered from a bad asthma attack.

This is a picture of a hard working man dedicated to his family!! After working all night third shift, he's right here…

Posted by Amy Palmer on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

“He had an asthma attack over the weekend,” she told CNN. “It wouldn’t break, so I took him to the hospital.”

Andre, her husband had just finished working the graveyard shift at a local manufacturing company. He made the trip to the hospital to check on their son.

Posted by Andre Palmer on Saturday, April 9, 2016

When he got there, Amy was already sleeping in the chair so Andrew decided he would curl up under the crib on the floor.

“He didn’t want to wake me up,” Amy told PEOPLE. “At about 8 in the morning, I saw him under the crib and I just had to take a picture of it.”

A picture was uploaded to Facebook with the caption: “This is a picture of a hard working 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!!”

Posted by Andre Palmer on Thursday, August 2, 2012

“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,” Amy later explained the situation in another Facebook post.

Amy knew Andre was exhausted so she woke him up and gave him the chair where she was sleeping.

We could all use a little more of this in our lives.



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