A photo of a father sleeping beneath the hospital cot of his toddler son has resonated with more than 17,000 people around the globe.
In the touching picture, exhausted dad Andre Palmer is shown curled up on the floor beneath his son’s raised crib on the hospital floor.
“This is a picture of a hard working man dedicated to his family,’ Mrs Palmer wrote in the caption.
“After working all night third shift, he’s right here with his son who is in the hospital.”
Mrs Palmer, who lives with her family in the US state of Pennsylvania, added: “He’s so tired but he’s here!! Father of the year award goes to Andre Palmer!!! I love you more than words baby.”
According to ABC, Andre had worked the graveyard shift, from 11pm to 7am, before visiting the hospital.
By Friday night, the photo had truly gone viral -- having gathered more than 17,000 likes and more than 2800 shares.
Following the overwhelming popularity of the photo on social media, Mrs Palmer posted another Facebook message on Thursday, saying she was overwhelmed by all the kind people who have reached out expressing appreciation for the photos.