When it comes to viral content on the internet, Facebook has always proven to be a fertile breeding ground for memes and shareable jokes. Anybody who has been on the internet will recognize the standard genres of viral fare—there are cute animals, babies, and inspirational stories, to name a few. But every once in a while, something comes along that breaks the mold, a story that goes a little deeper than one of the above categories. This is definitely one of those moments.
The story itself was posted by Claudia Sorhaindo, mother to a beautiful baby daughter named Ava. Claudia left Ava with her 15-year-old niece J’Ann, who had plenty of experience babysitting for members of the family—after all, J’Ann is one of 17 grandchildren in the family. During their night together, J’Ann got really hungry and wanted to make herself a sandwich but didn’t want to let baby Ava out of her sight. Instead, she decided to improvise.
Instead of letting Ava sit by herself, J’Ann took the baby girl and plopped her right in the front of her own shorts, carrying her like a kangaroo would. Needless to say, Claudia got a huge laugh out of the photos and shared them on Facebook where they have been liked more than 38,000 times. But the story doesn’t stop there.
These pictures have a deeper resonance for Claudia, whose three-month-old daughter Jenelle passed away in 2011. As a result, the mother is very protective of little Ava. Needless to say, knowing that J’Ann was keeping her eyes on her baby at all times was a huge comfort. Even beyond that, the adorable picture has also resulted in J’Ann creating a GoFundMe page to help design a real prototype of these pants.
In all, this story is a showcase for the creativity of a young babysitter though it’s also a testament to the protective love that only a strong family can provide. And let’s face it: those of you out there with babies will never make a sandwich the same way again. Be sure to click through to check out more adorable baby pictures.
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