Doctor sings a song to every baby he delivers
A physician in Pittsburgh is jamming his way into national headlines with a video that's going viral. The man known as the "Singing Doctor" serenades every newborn child he delivers.
"I watch them grow... They'll learn so much more than I'd ever know," he sings in this video.
You may have recognized that tune. It is "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, which Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja or the "Singing Doctor" often sings to newborns.
We've noticed a phrase he uses is, fittingly, "Welcome to our wonderful world" -- but he's known to sing other songs too, like "Happy Birthday," of course.
A video recorded of him in June 2013 is just recently gaining attention and is on its way to one million views.
Dr. Andrew-Jaja went to medical school in Nigeria and is now an Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor at the Women's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Believe it or not, the doc isn't the first to sing to patients. He told KDKA it actually began during his residency when he worked with a doctor who started the serenading.
"When he was about to retire he told me to continue this tradition. He handed the baton to me," the doctor said.
"I'm singing to a future important person. That's the credit I give to all of them," he said.
The Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center posted a video of him to their Facebook page, telling viewers his mantra is, "Confront every encounter with a smile on your face and a song in your heart."
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Dr. Andrew-Jaja doesn't limit his singing to inside the hospital walls. He sings solos at his church and was part of a local concert choir for more than 20 years.
Although he's been singing for decades, the physician has just recently been recognized nationally and even got a round of applause from the hosts of 'Good Morning America.'
"Good job! He does do special requests. Does anybody have anything," Michael Strahan asked.
So far, Dr. Andrew-Jaja has sung a song to about 8,000 newborn babies.
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