At first, little Nevaeh’s (Heaven spelled backward) mom, Alicia Atkins wanted to keep the photo of her daughter’s born day in October 2012, private. The brief but magnificent moment was captured by the baby’s father, Randy Atkins, and the photo became a viral hit.
“The doctor called me over and said, ‘Hey, she’s grabbing my finger.’ So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it. It was such an amazing picture,” Atkins told KTVK.
“We didn’t think we were going to get such positive feedback. We thought we would get more negative ‘that’s disgusting…’” Alicia Atkins said. “[Instead] everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world.”
The hospital delivery room staff were in complete astonishment, as well as be overwhelmed by witnessing such an event as well.
“It was such an amazing photo. [Hospital staff] had possibly heard of it happening but they had never seen a photo of it,” said Atkins.