Dallas Hospital Dresses NICU Babies as Adorable “Tiny Santas”

Meghan Overdeep
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The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Methodist Dallas Medical Center is at it again!

In an effort to make sure their patients have an extra-special first Christmas, NICU nurses belonging to a group called “Hooked on Preemies” have crocheted festive Santa hats for each of the hospital’s tiniest patients.

One the nurses, who is also a professional photographer, takes pictures of the babies modeling their hats and gives them to the parents as a special memory. Methodist Dallas Medical Center also shares the adorable photos on social media as part of its annual “12 Days of Tiny Santas.”

Delayed due to the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, this year’s celebration kicked off on Sunday with a disgruntled look from little Demetric (below).

To make up for lost time, the hospital is sharing two baby pictures on its Facebook and Instagram accounts every day leading up to Christmas Day. Each baby will come with a special message fit for 2020.

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“There was nary a dry eye in the room.”

“From preemies waving goodbye to this miserable year to making funny expressions about 2020, you can find those captions on our social media,” the Texas hospital explained in a news release.

How cute is that?