Get ready because these photos may have the power to melt even the most frigid of hearts.
Two new dads, BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson, wept tears of joy as they welcomed their newborn baby, Milo, into the world. And Canadian photographer Lindsay Foster was there to capture the entire thing on film.
“I had the opportunity to photograph this amazing birth on June 27th for a surrogate and two expecting and anxious daddies,” Foster tells Buzzfeed. “Hours were spent with them in the hospital room while the surrogate mom was laboring and I got to know them quite well.”
She continues: “They are two compassionate people who felt all the emotions that every new parent feels. They asked all appropriate questions of the birthing mom and the midwife and educated themselves as best as they could for their son’s arrival. I am so proud of these two dads.”
Milo was born via an unrelated surrogate. The surrogate did not use her own eggs and, Foster says, was “very happy to have given this gift” to the two fathers. In the photos the men are shirtless because skin to skin contact is believed to be very beneficial for a newborn baby.
Since Foster shared the photos on her Facebook page, they have received nearly 40,000 “likes” and over 6,000 shares.
Dad Frankie commented: “BJ and I want to thank you for this amazing gift you have [given] us!! We can not thank you enough for capturing the most amazing moment in our life!”
See the amazing pictures below. And view more of Lindsay’s work on her website.