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“ICU Grandpa” Visits The Hospital Twice A Week To Help Comfort The Babies In Need Of Cuddles

The Scottish Rite Hospital has a familiar face that shows up every Tuesday and Thursday to do a great service for their littlest patients, and once a thankful mother posted his picture online, no one could stop the thanks that began pouring in around the world.

They call him the ICU Grandpa. On Thursdays, he heads over to the neonatal intensive care unit to comfort premature infants and newborns, holding them close and singing to them to keep them company. On Tuesdays, he visits the pediatric intensive care unit and holds the babies that aren’t able to see their parents that day. For babies on an extended stay, this is a huge relief to parents who aren’t able to spend as much time at the hospital as they would like.

When one mother arrived at the hospital one Tuesday to see her son, Logan, this is what she saw:
She is only able to see Logan during the days, driving home in the evening to care for her older daughter. Logan was born at only 25 weeks and needed a lot of extra care and attention, living in the hospital. When she saw her young son in the arms of David, the ICU Grandpa, she was overwhelmed and grateful. When she wasn’t able to be with her son, he was there to comfort the baby, and it made all the difference in the world.

David has been volunteering his time for over a decade, and he doesn’t plan to quit anytime soon.

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