Remember the very first time you saw your baby? When a parent first meets their baby, it is always an emotional experience. Sometimes, the first meeting with their child can be “extraordinary” or even “amazing.”
Such was the case for mom Brenda Coelho de Souza, from Brazil. Coelho de Souza’s baby took everyone by surprise when she hugged her for the first time just seconds after she was born.
On April 5, 2017, Coelho de Souza, 24, gave birth to her daughter, Agata Ribeiro Coelho, via cesarean section in Santa Monica hospital, Brazil. The medical team placed Agata next to Coelho de Souza after she was born, and Agata’s reaction surprised everyone, according to various media reports.
As Coelho de Souza lay on the operating table, the little bundle of joy, wrapped in a turquoise-colored blanket, stretched out her little arm and clung to her face for the first time—a reaction that took everyone in the delivery room by surprise.
Agata refused to let go of her mom, and for one moment, the baby appeared to be kissing her cheek, leaving the medical team in awe.
Coelho de Souza, an administrative assistant, was blown away. On the baby’s reaction, she said: “It was an incredible moment when my daughter hugged me for the first time.”
Recalling the doctor’s reaction, she continued: “The medical team were great and were all really surprised that she acted this way. They couldn’t believe how affectionate she was with me.”
As for Agata, she seems to constantly be giving surprises to her mother since being born.
“Agata is now three months old and is doing great, every day is a surprise and I love being a mother,” Coelho de Souza said.
The incredible bonding moment, captured on film and uploaded on StoryTrender, has been viewed more than 3 million times. The video, which shows Agata hugging and clinging to Coelho de Souza’s face for more than a minute, melted many viewers’ hearts.
“So many ppl ask what is true love , so this is it …..,” one YouTube user wrote.
Another commented: “A mother being held by her newborn….wow….what an incredible feeling that must have been for mom! Brought tears to my eyes!”
“That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen .. I’m so happy for the mum.too. she looked so happy to be loved,” wrote another. “May they have a blessed life and hold their connection of love forever…<3.. God Bless..”
Another remarked: “That is just totally amazing. Warms my heart, I nearly cried. I’ve heard Dr’s say put the baby on the moms chest and they know the smell. That baby knew her mother. Sweetest thing I have ever seen.”
In fact, this is not the first time a baby has been filmed clinging to her mom right after she came into the world.
Back in 2014, another cute piece of footage of an exhausted mom being clung to her forehead by her baby’s tiny hands moments after a cesarean section surfaced on the internet, touching the hearts of millions worldwide.
Watch the heartwarming moment of bonding between Coelho de Souza and her newborn child: