It’s only 30 seconds long, but this video of a mother holding her premature baby boy for the first time has touched hearts around the world.
The clip of baby Hugo and his mum has been viewed more than six million times since it was uploaded onto the Love What Matters Facebook Page earlier this month.
“This is a video of the first time Jessica held her 10 week premature baby, Hugo,” a message posted along with the video reads.
“After being delivered by c-section he was quickly whisked away to the NICU to be evaluated. Jessica was only briefly able to see him as she needed to recover as well.
“It wasn’t until almost 60 hours later that Jessica was finally able to hold her baby boy for the first time.
“I took this video hoping to catch a moment, never did I anticipate seeing the exact moment that she fell completely in love with him. The bond between Mother and Son immediately solidified.
“I hope that this video can show people that Love is the most important thing in anyone’s life. Without it we will simply exist, when the goal is to live.”
The heart-warming clip prompted other parents of premature babies to share their own stories of the moment they first held their tiny son or daughter.
“My daughter was 11 weeks early. It was hours after she was born before I was allowed to hold her. And after there were only certain windows of time I could hold her. It is very tough. This is beautiful,” posted one commenter.
“My daughter was born 10 weeks premature too. Today you’d never know it -she’s a healthy teenager. Mother’s love will get you through it all,” wrote another.
The video of baby Hugo and mum Jessica, from Canada, was filmed last December.
Happily the family is now home after Hugo was released from hospital earlier this month.
Shortly after Hugo’s birth the family started a Facebook page Hugo’s Journey to keep people updated on the little boy’s progress.