For the most part, newborn babies don’t do much besides eat, sleep, and poop. Not one little girl, though, who’s quickly becoming an internet sensation. Doctors were stunned by what she did only seconds after they pulled her from her mother’s womb, and footage of her incredible feat is now being widely shared online.
The little girl defied all expectations of normal developmental goals when she was seen taking her first steps only moments after being born. Babies normally take up to twelve months to learn how to walk, and this is only after they have accomplished a series of other milestones first, like sitting up on their own and crawling.
Nurses were trying to bathe the baby in the video, when she made it clear that she had other plans, struggling to free herself from their grasp and walk away, even as they held her. This, just moments after she was born.
The incredible scene unfolded at a maternity hospital in Brazil, where stunned nurses had clearly never seen anything like it before. Very few details were available to identify exactly where the video was filmed, or who the miraculous baby belongs to, but the insignia on the midwife’s robes suggest she works at a Santa Cruz Hospital, in a city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, south Brazil.
In the video, a midwife cradles the little baby across her chest with one arm and is clearly stunned as the miracle baby wriggles to walk on her own.
The nurse, dressed in surgical robes with a clinical mask over her mouth, cries out in Portuguese in amazement: ‘Oh my gosh, the girl is walking. Good gracious!’
‘Wait let me film this,’ another person in the room can be heard saying. [Source: Daily Mail]
The amazing video was uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, but since then, it has been posted to Facebook, where it already has more than 50 million views and 1.3 million shares.
I think it’s safe to say this kid is going places — literally! Nothing can hold her back, so mama better watch out! With all of the negativity in the world today, it’s a beautiful thing to see someone so small accomplishing something miraculous. It’s easy to see why this video has gone viral, as it shows the beauty of new life and distracts from the normal news cycle full of horrifying stories, even if only for a few moments.