Some of the tiniest babies in the U.S. are not missing out on Halloween this year thanks to volunteers at a Kansas City hospital.
Fox News reports volunteers brought tiny baby costumes to the neonatal intensive care unit of St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri this week to encourage families with premature babies.
Volunteers gave out about 40 homemade costumes to the preemies and their families, including superhero costumes, bug and butterfly costumes and baseball uniforms for the Kansas City Royals, according to the report.
“It’s amazing,” Jennifer Behnke, whose son William has been in the hospital since he was born prematurely in August.
She told the local Fox News station, “It’s very humbling, and we feel very blessed to have so many people on our side and helping us make everyday experiences and milestones normal while still being in the hospital.”
Emmalee Schaumburg Photography also donated time and talent to taking photos of the families. The adorable photos showed parents in costumes smiling and holding their premature babies, dressed in capes and butterfly wings, while others showed the babies in costume in their hospital beds.
Premature babies and their parents often face so many uncertainties about the future. These simple acts of kindness can go a long way toward encouraging these families and recognizing that every baby deserves a chance to celebrate life.
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