Read How A Selfless Family Man Proved His Job As a Father Never Ends

The touching photo of Andre Palmer, a father from Pennsylvania, USA, sleeping under his 20-month-old son’s hospital bed has gone viral, according to Fox News.

The father was exhausted from working an all-night third shift at his job, but rather than returning home to rest, he went to York Hospital Pediatrics where his son, Andre Jesse, was being treated after suffering from “an asthma attack.”

“I thought to myself after working all night he didn’t have to come to the hospital. He could have gone home to sleep,” his wife, Amy Palmer, said.

Palmer went straight to his child’s bedside, but since his wife was asleep in the only chair in the room, he proceeded to sleep under his son’s bed.

“He could have asked me to get up, but he didn’t because he knew how tired I was. He’s a great man,” his wife said.

She took a photo when she woke up to see her husband sleeping under her son’s crib and posted it on Facebook. The mother then captioned the photo, which has now received over 5,000 likes, with the message, “This is a picture of a hardworking 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!! Father of the year award goes to Andre Palmer!!! I love you more than words, baby.”

The couple’s son has since been discharged from the hospital and the mother posted an update on Facebook with words of appreciation.

Amy Palmer and her son, Andre Jesse

Amy Palmer and her son, Andre Jesse

She wrote:

I am so overwhelmed with so much emotion right now. I just want to take a minute to thank everyone who reached out to us whether by sharing the story, commenting, or sending messages. I appreciate all of the prayers and thoughts. I took the picture because I thought what a selfless thing for my husband to do. He could have gone home after work, he could have asked me to get up. I would have never imagined that it would have touched so many people. A little background for all the questions I’ve been seeing…. 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. It was early in the morning and Andre Palmer just got done working third shift and dropping our daughter off at daycare. He was literally exhausted himself! The hospital was amazing the whole time we were there. They did not know what he did, for if they did, I know they would have offered him something! I didn’t leave him there, I quickly got him up into the bed/chair I was sleeping in, but not before taking the picture that I felt spoke volumes about the good person, husband, and father he truly is. Our son is doing much better and is now at home resting. Thanks again for all of the support, we truly are so appreciative!!!!

Photo credit: Amy Palmer/Facebook

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