Photo of Dad Curling Up and Sleeping Below Son’s Hospital Bed After Graveyard Shift Goes Viral

May 31, 2019 Updated: June 6, 2019

A woman was sleeping inside her young son’s hospital room when she woke up to find her husband sleeping on the floor. Moved by the sight in front of her, she snapped a photo.

In July 2016, Amy Palmer was at the York Hospital Pediatrics in York, Pennsylvannia, after her 20-month-old son had a bad asthma attack.

This is a picture of a hard working man dedicated to his family!! After working all night third shift, he's right here…

Posted by Amy Palmer on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

“He had an asthma attack over the weekend,” she told CNN. “It wouldn’t break, so I took him to the hospital.”

After her husband, Andre, had finished his graveyard shift at a manufacturing company, he went right over to the hospital to see their son.

Posted by Andre Palmer on Saturday, April 9, 2016

However, seeing Amy already fast asleep on the only chair in the room, Andrew opted to sleep on the floor, under the crib.

“He didn’t want to wake me up,” Amy told PEOPLE. “At about 8 in the morning, I saw him under the crib and I just had to take a picture of it.”

Amy uploaded the photo to Facebook with the caption: “This is a picture of a hard working man dedicated to his family!!

“After working all night third shift, he’s right here with his son who is in the hospital. He’s so tired but he’s here!!”

Posted by Andre Palmer on Thursday, August 2, 2012

“The room our son was in was so small there was literally enough room for the crib and a chair that turned into a bed,” Amy later explained the situation in another Facebook post.

Knowing that Andre was exhausted from work, Amy quickly woke him up to get into the chair that she was sleeping in.

What a wonderful dad and husband Andre is!

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