They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but there’s no denying that this one is worth so much more.
Scott Martin is a first-time father who lives in Washington State with his wife Jen and their precious newborn daughter. A photo of their baby girl Penelope at just 2 days old has quickly gone viral since Martin posted it to entertainment, networking, and news sharing website Reddit.
However, it’s not Penelope’s cuteness that has the internet freaking out over the adorable photo. In the photo, baby Penelope is staring into the eyes of her great-grandmother Millie Martin, who has 92 years on the tiny newborn…and I guarantee one look will make you melt, too.
Martin told BuzzFeed that he’s very close with his grandmother and having her meet his daughter was a very special occasion for the new father. “They just stared at each other for a while, it was like they knew each other,” he said. He also told them the day they met was especially emotional, because it would have been Millie’s 71st wedding anniversary with Martin’s grandfather, who sadly passed away in August.
Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time the newborn has found viral fame. Months back, we shared this amazing story of the unborn baby clapping her hands in a 14-week ultrasound, which you can see again below.
As heartbreaking as death is, new life always comes with it. For this family, the circle of life couldn’t have been more beautiful.
First-time-father Scott Martin shared this photo of his 2-day-old daughter Penelope and her great-grandmother Millie on what would have been his grandparents' 71st wedding anniversary. Martin's grandfather, a WWII vet, passed away in August. When he saw how his grandmother and newborn baby looked at one another, he told BuzzFeed "it was like they knew each other".
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