With their young son a patient at a Pennsylvania hospital, Amy Palmer and her husband Andre were having a rough day. On the morning of July 5, Andre finished his overnight shift at work then took their daughter to daycare before going to their son's hospital room. Amy was still asleep in the small pull-out chair; not wanting to disturb her, the exhausted man found a pillow and curled up on the hard floor beneath his son's crib.
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When Amy awoke and saw her hard-working husband asleep on the floor, she snapped his photo before waking him and moving him to the chair. She posted the photo to her Facebook page with a heartfelt post expressing her love and appreciation for his dedication to their family. "He's so tired but he's here!! Father of the year award goes to Andre Palmer! I love you more than words, baby," she wrote.

Thirty hours later, the post had garnered so much attention that it was featured on local news sites around the country. "I would have never thought in a million years this would have touch[ed] so many people!" Amy said in a Facebook post dated July 6. 

The strong response from strangers caught Amy a little off guard. "I'm feeling really sad right now that there are so many people that find this amazing and rare! All children should have the love of their father but obviously the reality is that many don't! All I know is my eyes are opened and I'm feeling very very blessed!" she said.

This is a picture of a hard working man dedicated to his family!! After working all night third shift, he's right here...

Posted by Amy Palmer on Tuesday, July 5, 2016