The father who prayed to God in front of his newborn son and sent shivers down social media
A young father, on his knees beside his newborn son’s cradle, in prayer to God This scene has moved thousands of internet users since it was shared on the social network Instagram by its own protagonist, Victor Calmon, 33 years old and father of little Ivan, born in July. The image, by photographer JanaBrasil, is from the same era but reverberated over the months, with reprints every time it was republished by different websites.
Victor wrote in the caption: “That moment when the penny drops, when your hand shakes, and you truly realize why you’re here: to God, I say thank you; to my wife, I say I love you; and to my son, I say welcome!”
Interviewed by Crescer magazine, Victor said that the gesture happened naturally. “I found myself in a complicated situation, you know, where everything was new, and there was a fear of not being able to handle it; after all, I wouldn’t just worry about myself anymore; I had a life to take care of,” he says. “So I stripped off all my shame, knelt down, and talked to God, asking Him to help me evolve, to be a better man, a better father, a better husband, and to make me more willing to grow, to work, to leave nothing lacking.”
The blessing of having a child is making Vitor and his wife Luana deal well with their natural fears for the sake of the baby. Complete it: “I don’t have time for myself anymore. In addition to working, whenever I can, I help my wife Luana bathe and change diapers. But it’s all worth it when I get home and see Ivan’s smile!”
The baby who “recognized her father’s voice” after giving birth and opened a big smile!
A photo went viral on social media shortly after giving birth on Father’s Day, this past August 11, at the Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias, in Rio de Janeiro: Antonella Vilela was born and, upon recognizing the voice of her father, Flávio Vilela, opened a smile that couldn’t be a greater gift for him!
This is the interpretation shared by him and his wife, Tarsila Rosa, when they published the image on Instagram: “When I saw my family for the first time.”
On his own Instagram, Papa Flávio wrote: “I can’t explain the feeling I felt at that moment. Every day I talked to my daughter in her mother’s belly, I always told her that I loved her, that daddy was there, and that he was going to be the best father in the world! When she was born, look how she reciprocated. More than delicious with that smile! A love that is too big to fit inside the chest!