“Everything changes in an instant,” remarked Thaise De Mari, a model and mother, as she reflected on her life. Gone are the concerns about appearances, camera angles, and putting on a show. Now, all it takes is a newborn’s cry to fill the hospital room, followed by the radiant smile of an exhausted yet content mother, a joyful father, and a fulfilled doctor.
The scientific explanation says that, at birth, the baby coughs and moans until these actions end up becoming crying, thus clearing the airways of amniotic fluid so that their lungs begin to function normally.
For this reason, a newborn baby who smiled instead of crying has won thousands of “likes” on Instagram.
Her name is Carmel, and she was born on December 9, 2016. As soon as they held her in their arms, her parents took a selfie with her. The image has gone viral on social networks, all thanks to the peculiar smile of the baby.
“And suddenly, the photo of my life is without production, without resolution, without worrying about the hair, the makeup, or the angle. Me swollen and with a crying face, dad with a slimy face, and Carmel already showing in the first seconds what it came to: make a very happy family,” the mother, Thaise De Mari, wrote alongside the photo.
Although De Mari, a Brazilian model and businesswoɱaп, published the image the same day Carmel was born, it has not been until now that the selfie has gone viral online. Therefore, De Mari republished the photo last Monday.