Dedicated dad sleeps under son's hospital crib in viral photo: 'Father of the Year'

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Photo of Hard-Working Dad Sleeping Under Son's Hospital Crib Is Warming Hearts


A weary but determined father stayed by his son's side after completing a shift at the end of a tiring work day.

20-month-old Andre Jesse, nicknamed AJ by his parents, was being treated at York Hospital Pediatrics in Pennsylvania after he suffered an asthma attack.

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When Andre Palmer, AJ's father, heard about his infant son, he rushed to the hospital and straight to his bedside.

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AJ's mother, Amy Palmer couldn't believe that her husband had arrived to comfort their infant after completing a long shift as a commercial truck driver for Republic Services.

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"I said to myself, 'Oh my God! That was amazing,'" Palmer told InsideEdition.com. "I thought he wasn't going to come and go to sleep due to work."

Much to her surprise, Palmer said she woke up and found her husband, Andre, sleeping under their son's crib. She snapped the heart-warming photo and posted it to Facebook, labeling him 'father of the year.'

"It was so sweet seeing him like that," said Palmer.

According to his mother, little AJ is doing much better and the family members are all resting at home.

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