Baby Sophia only lived a short six weeks before complications and a liver tumor took her life.
Her parents were devastated, and only had photos of baby Sophia connected to wires and tubes. Therefore, Sophia's father put the following request on Reddit:
“Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?”
The father, Nathen Steffel got an overwhelming response. See the photos below, courtesy of Reddit.
After the outpouring of good deeds done by strangers, Steffel told TODAY:
“I didn't really want all the publicity, I just wanted a picture,” Steffel wrote in an email. “What I received was a whole lot of love and support from complete strangers. ... I was overwhelmed with the response I got. My wife and I were so grateful so many people took the time out of their own lives to either send a nice message of sympathy or an awesome drawing. They couldn't have made this father any happier.