A heartwarming clip of a father and son weeping joyfully over the birth of their newborn daughter and sister, respectively, has elicited thousands of responses on social media.
According to CBN News, the original video was posted to Instagram on March 4 by the father, João Prudêncio Neto, after his wife gave birth to "their miracle" daughter. At the time of its release, the clip received over 48,500 views.
Neto, who is also a pastor, noted in the caption that he became infertile after having his firstborn son, David, and that having another child would be impossible without utilizing fertility treatments.
"I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard me when I cried for help," Psalms 40:1, he wrote. "After I had our firstborn son David, I became infertile. It was impossible to be a parent again with zero spermatozoids production. My wife Karolinne Prudêncio was healthy and also dreamed of having another child. Until the Lord Jesus healed me, giving me life to produce another."
Neto added that he and his wife prayed daily for a miracle and attributed glory to God for the answered prayer "without any artificial procedure."
"Giovanna's birth is not only a blessing to our family, but also to all those who dream of one day experiencing the miracle that only Jesus can do," he continued. "We prayed every day for a miracle. I became a dad again without any artificial procedure. Glory be to God! All this emotion is for the miracle done; my wife is very well and happy."
Earlier this month, the account @baby_adorable, which posts pictures and clips of babies daily, shared Neto's video, garnering more than 1,100 comments and over 70,000 likes. The response was overwhelmingly positive as users flooded the comment section.
"So beautiful," one user wrote.
"Perfection. God is great," another remarked.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.