VIRAL: Smiling preemie ‘Happy to be alive’

An adorable photo of a smiling preemie baby is getting hundreds of thousands of likes on Facebook. A toddler named Freya is giving hope to preemie parents through a photo that was captured when she was just 5 days old.

Lauren Vinje, Freya’s mother, shared the smiling picture with a childbirth blog. Within days, the photo received thousands of shares on social media.

“It made me feel really good,” mom of two Vinje, of Minnesota, told ABC News. “Under the comments, I read through a lot of the stories and it’s [for] moms to know, especially mom who are going through it now … they don’t have to go through it alone.”

As of Thursday afternoon, 295,000 people had liked Lauren Vinje’s photo and it has gotten more than 8,600 comments.

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