A video of a Texas father singing to his premature son, who was given a low chance of survival, has gone viral on TikTok. The footage shows Daniel Johnson singing “Hallelujah Here Below” by Elevation Worship to his son, Remington Hayze Johnson.
“Born 4 months early and given a 21% chance of survival. Today we are 2 1/2 months old giving God all the praise He deserves,” Johnson wrote. He added that his son’s life is “Proof that God is faithful.”
Remington raises his hand during the song, bringing tears to his father’s eyes.
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The video has been viewed over 1.2 million times and received thousands of encouraging comments.
“Baby’s hands went right up on Hallelujah,” one TikTok user observed. “The highest praise..be exalted Father.”
Remington’s mother, Emily, said he amazed doctors with his strength and should come home soon. NICU doctors predicted her son had a 21% chance of surviving his first 24 hours after birth, she added.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, premature infants born between 22 to 28 weeks have seen a significant improvement in survival rates in recent years.
Successful treatment of premature babies highlights the value of life at every stage of development and creates a logical and moral rift for abortion proponents. While Remington received top-notch care to save his life, babies his same age were being legally aborted simply because they were still in their mothers’ wombs. This story serves as a reminder of the preciousness of human Life and the importance of protecting it at every stage.