Baby Boy Born at 22 Weeks ‘Graduates’ From ICU Wearing Cap and Gown

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Baby Boy Born at 22 Weeks ‘Graduates’ From ICU Wearing Cap and Gown

Your adorable feel-good story for today comes from Mobile, Alabama.

Cullin Potter ‘graduated’ from the neonatal intensive care unit at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital after spending 5 months in the hospital.

He wore a cap and gown his mom purchased at Build-a-Bear.

From ABC 13 News:

MOBILE, Alabama — A baby boy who was born at just 22 weeks was discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.

A video shared to the hospital’s Facebook page shows 5-month-old Cullen Potter “graduating” from the NICU after spending 160 days in hospital.

The infant dons a tiny cap and gown, which his mom Molli bought in a Build-a-Bear store, according to AL.com.

Molli and her husband Robert tried 16 different hospitals before they found one that would take a chance on Cullen.

“If he was fighting, we were going to fight no matter what,” Robert said.

The footage, which has more than 8 million views, shows Cullen in the arms of one of the NICU’s nurses, while his parents can be seen proudly following the procession.

Congratulations to baby Cullen and his family!