There is always a reason something goes viral. And in my experience is because there is a story behind it. Whether it is a moment when someone showed a homeless man generosity or someone stood up to their abusive parents. The viral photo or video has to do with something that goes beyond the piece of content itself – something infused with deep meaning. And the same is true for this image of a newborn baby.
In the picture, the nurse is holding the crying newborn who is still all “cheesy” from birth. And when the image got posted onto Facebook, it went up with the caption, “Some people are in such a hurry to put the picture of baby on FB.” And if you look really close, you’ll see the reason why this image went viral. Can you see it?
Although the image of the newborn is adorable enough as it is, the picture went viral when people noticed the thing hiding within the frame. It doesn’t detract from the newborn’s cuteness, because it only adds to it. And when you spot the lurking secret, you’ll admit that there is a good reason this one went viral.
It took eagle-eyed viewers to see the thing in the newborn picture. And it came after the picture was posted to the Bubs Warehouse International Facebook page. The image features the nurse in scrubs who is holding the newborn.
While we mentioned the first half of the caption up above in the intro, the second half of it read like this:
“They just forget some things before posting.”
While the nurse was clearly focused on the baby – and so was the person behind the camera – mom was still laid out in bed recovering from the birth. And after viewers saw the image, they realized that mom was there exposed in the background for all to see. Dad (or whoever took the snap) was so eager to get the picture on Facebook, he compromised mom’s nether-regions for all to see.
Behind the baby in the background, mom is on her back on the bed, exhausted, with her legs spread wide open for the camera and the rest of the internet to see. She has just given birth to the baby featured in the picture and doesn’t realize that she is all exposed.
Many women related to the moment and shared their reactions on social media. And some moms even admitted that they themselves were in the same kind of situation.
“Hahahahahaha this happened to me with my son – my mum did the picture of my son on the weighing table thingy all focused on him not realising and put it on Facebook without realizing,” one mother wrote. “Yep I was in the photo.”
“Omg this actually was my mum she got camera happy in the delivery room beautiful newborn baby and completely forgetting my gina wad out,” another mother wrote. “Thankfully it didn’t make fb it did get printed at the photographers though.”
Some moms took the photo as a warning:
“Just a friendly reminder to let me vet the fb announcement photo please,” [sic] one mom wrote.