Three-month old Joey Powling has become a viral hit, after his post-surgery photo meme-fied him as the “Ridiculously Good-looking Surgery Baby.”
Little Joey was born with a heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot or TOF which means he has a hole in his heart. Luckily, he was diagnosed before he was born, and the doctors already hatched a plan to fix the issue.
So last October 25, Joey underwent a 7-hour surgery at the Boston’s Children’s Hospital to fix the defect.
“It felt like forever,” Joey’s dad Joe Powling recalled. “You have no control over the situation. There’s really nothing you can do.”
Fortunately, the surgery went smoothly and Joey was on his way to recovery. In order to commemorate Joey’s hospital stay, the parents snapped a post-surgery photo (above).
“My brother thought it was really cool-looking,” his mom Sarah Powling explained. “And he said, ‘Can I post it to this website I go on, Reddit?’ And I said OK, sure. It just took off from there.”
Since then, the photo has gotten over 1 million “likes” on Facebook and started viral memes online. What do you think of the ridiculously amazing baby?