Skin-to-skin care is something so important for many newborn babies out there. Particularly for premature babies, we know placing them on bare skin can help regulate their temperature and improve their breathing. So certainly, we've seen a fair share of snapshots of new mothers having skin-to-skin contact with their new bundles of joy.
But an image that recently went viral shows that the mother is not the only one who can give this kind of incredible love and support.
The photo shows skin-to-skin care as something for the whole family--quite literally. A father cradles one of his premature newborn twins to his chest. And the father's older son holds the other premature twin close to him.
Looking at the Internet-beloved picture, we can only imagine how many wonderful physical and emotional benefits these babies will have in the long run.
One thing's for sure, though, this photo is the very definition of heartwarming.